NUMUD, Now Available for Students and Faculty
The Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature has published ‘NUMŪD’, the first ever Urdu literary magazine, which is solely the endeavour of LUMS students. It has been edited by a team of five students. Umer Naeem Sukhera was the editor, while sub-editors, included Sara Fatima, Mehmood Ashraf, Muhammad Faisal and Arafat Safdar. The cover was designed by Taimour Amjad. Most of the contributors for the magazine are students of LUMS. The writings include essays, creative prose and poetry, a renowned writer’s interview and a section from world literature.
The essays in the magazine include an analysis of Manto’s short story Hatak by Afeera Majeed and Nayyar Masud’s Marāsalā analysed by Anqa Abid. The essay on the tradition of Marsiā by Zulkifil Haider and Aqeel Ahmed is a commendable effort to understand sarāpā nigārī in the works of Mir Anees. The other three essays are also reflective pieces of writing. The short stories and a piece of humorous writing, all contributed by students are particularly interesting. Furqan Ashraf’s account of life at LUMS would make a great read for the community at LUMS, specially the students.
The poetry section in the magazine includes works by a LUMS graduate, faculty members and some other poets. The publication also features two interviews, one with writer Mustansar Husain Tarar, which explores his creative journey and an imaginary interview with Ghalib, which is also an interesting piece.
Copies of the magazine are available with Hajira Khalid in the Old SS Wing or Room 236 and 237 A of the Gurmani Centre (outside Old SS).
The second issue of ‘NUMŪD’ will be edited by Sara Fatima with Aqeel Ahmed, Fatima Malik, Furqan Ashraf, Muhammad Faisal and Mehmood Ashraf as sub-editors. The magazine is expected to be published by March 2013.
Please send in your contributions as early as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org