Fahmida Riaz: A Tribute
November 23, 2018
Fahmida Riaz, the renowned progressive Urdu poet passed away in the early hours of Wednesday. We pay our tribute to the fearless poet with a rendition of her famous poem ‘Ab tak kahan chhupe the bhai (Where were you hiding all this time, buddy?)’ . This poem was addressed to the Indian society, to Hindu fundamentalists, more specifically. It draws parallels between her motherland, Pakistan, and India, where she had taken refuge during Zia-Ul-Haq’s regime after she was charged with various cases including sedition.
First published in Newsclick.
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