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Alamgir Hashmi

Islamabad, Pakistan


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subjects may also offer a glimpse of the writerly life�evident from the reference in
many languages in the following sample of recent publications.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture, 6 vols., edited by Gary C.
Hoppenstand, John F. Bratzel, Lynn Bartholome, Gerd Bayer, Dennis V. Hickey,
and Michael K. Schaenecke et al.(Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2007).

La literatura comparada: principios y m�todos‎ by Maria Jose Vega and Neus
Carbonell (Madrid: Editorial Gredos, 1998).

Calendar of Literary Facts: a daily and yearly guide to noteworthy events in world
literature from 1450 to the present by Samuel J. Rogal (Gale Research, 1991).

English Literatures in International Contexts by Heinz Antor and Klaus Stierstorfer
(C. Winter, 2000).

Controversies in Applied Linguistics (Oxford Applied Linguistics), ed. Barbara
Seidlhofer (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2003).

Mediating Cultures, Probleme des Kulturtransfers: Perspektiven f�r Forschung und
Lehre by Norbert H. Platz (Essen: Die Blaue Eule, 1991).

Shakespeare Jahrbuch, Volume 119 (Leipzig: B. Tauchnitz, 1983).

Spatial Relations: v. 1: Essays, Reviews, Commentaries, and Chorography, by
John Kinsella (ed.Gordon Collier) (Amsterdam/New York: Editions Rodopi B.V.,

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature, edited by
Emmanuel S. Nelson (Westport, CT/London: Greenwood, 2005).

Poetry Index Annual, 1975- .

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English (1 edn.), edited by
Ian Hamilton (Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English, Second Edition,
Edited by Jeremy Noel-Tod and Ian Hamilton (Oxford/New York: Oxford University
Press, 2013).

The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry in Anthologies, (various editions).

Index of American Periodical Verse, 1977-, edited by James D. Anderson,Sander
W. Zulauf, Edward M. Cifelli, Rafael Catal, et al., (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press,
Inc.,1995- ).

The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American South, ed. Sharon
Monteith (Cambridge / New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Beowulf Bibliography, 1990-2012, Third Edition, by Kevin Kiernan:
The Cambridge History of Postcolonial Literature, edited by Ato Quayson
(Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Companion to Comparative Literature, World Literatures, and Comparative Cultural
Studies, edited by Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek and Tutun Mukherjee (New
Delhi/Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

From New National to World Literature by Bruce King (Stuttgart/Hannover/New
York: Ibidem Press/Columbia University Press, 2016).

Contemporary Nigerian Poetry and the Poetics of Orality, Volume 45 of Bayreuth
African Studies series, by Ezenwa-Ohaeto (E. Breitinger, 1998).

Black African Literature in English, 1987-1991 by Bernth Lindfors (Oxford: Hans Zell
Publishers, 1995).

Canonization and Teaching of African Literatures (Matatu 7-8), edited by Raoul
Granqvist (Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 1990).

Noon Meem Rashed�s Hasan the Pot Maker and Other Poems by Riaz Ahmad
(Ferozsons, 2000).

Lyrical Movements, Historical Hauntings: On Gender, Colonialism, and Desire in
Miraji�s Urdu Poetry by Geeta Patel (Stanford University Press, 2002).

Literary London: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Representation of London

Tahun Vintaj Alamgir Hashmi by Susunan Junaidah Ahmad Ghazali, Dewan
Sastera, Volume 32, Issues 1-6 (Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka,

Asian Centre Anthology of Malaysian Poetry in English, edited by Ghulam-Sarwar
Yousof (Kuala Lumpur/Singapore: Partridge Publishing, 2014).

Interpreting Homes in South Asian Literature, edited by Sukrita Paul Kumar and
Malashri Lal (Delhi: Pearson/Longman, 2007).

Writing Resistance: A Comparative Study of the Selected Novels by Women
Writers by Usha Bande (Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 2006).

"Staging Realism and the Ambivalence of Nationalism in the Colonial Novel", by
Ulka Anjaria, Novel: A Forum on Fiction (44:2, Duke University Press, 2011) 186-

"Postnational Aesthetics and the Work of Mourning in Ahmed Ali�s Twilight in
Delhi" by Alex Padamsee, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, (46:1, 2011)

Flaming Embers: Literary Testimonies on Ageing and Desire, by Nela Bureau
Ramos (Bern / Oxford / New York: Peter Lang, 2010).

Women Resisting Violence: Locating Community in Contemporary Novels from the
Americas and South Asia, by Shreerekha Subramanian (New Brunswick, NJ:
Rutgers, 2007).

Realism in the Twentieth-Century Indian Novel: Colonial Difference and Literary
Form by Ulka Anjaria (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press,

Contemporary World Fiction: A Guide to Literature in Translation, edited by Karen
Dali, Juris Dilevko, Glenda Garbutt (Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2011).

The Contemporary Novel: A Checklist of Critical Literature on the English Language
Novel Since 1945, Second Edition. eds. Irving Adelman and Rita Dworkin (Lanham,
MD: Scarecrow Press, 1997).

Contemporary Pakistani Fiction in English: Idea, Nation, State by Cara N. Cilano
(Abingdon, UK / New York: Routledge, 2013).

Asian Voices in English, edited by Mimi Chan and Roy Harris (Hong Kong: Hong
Kong University Press, 1991).

The Internationalization of English Literature by Bruce King (The Oxford English
Literary History, Vol 13) (Oxord / New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction (Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of
Literature) edited by Brian W. Shaffer , Patrick O'Donnell, David W. Madden,
Justus Nieland, John Clement Ball (UK/USA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).

New Immigrant Literatures in the United States: A Sourcebook to Our Multicultural
Literary Heritage, edited by Alpana S. Knippling (Westport, CT/London:
Greenwood, 1996).

Eroticism and Containment: Notes from the Flood Plain, edited by Ann Kibbey and
Carol Siegel
(New York: New York University Press, 1994).

The Islamic World: From Classical to Modern Times, edited by C. E. Bosworth,
Charles Issawi, Roger Savory, and A. L. Udovitch (Darwin Press, 1989)

Images of Jesus Christ in Islam, by Oddbjørn Leirvik, 2nd edition (London/New
York: Continuum 2010).

"Modern Pakistani and Indian Muslim Perceptions of Christianity", by Hugh
Goddard, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations (5:2, 1994)165-188.

"Images of Jesus in the Literatures of Pakistan", by Jonathan S. Addleton, The
Muslim World (80:2, 1990) 96-106.

Postcolonialism and Islam: Theory, Literature, Culture, Society and Film, edited by
Geoffrey Nash, Kathleen Kerr-Koch, Sarah Hackett (London and New York:
Routledge, 2013).

Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora: Secularism, Religion,
Representations, edited by Claire Chambers and Caroline Herbert (London:
Routledge, 2014).

Fifteenth Century Studies, Volumes 14-15 (Western Michigan University, 1998).

New Perspectives in Indian Literature in English edited by C. R. Yaravintelimath et
al. (New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1995).

The Collected Poems of Shahid Suhrawardy, edited by Kaiser Haq (Dhaka:
University Press Limited, 2012).

Dislocations and Multiculturalisms edited by Jasbir Jain (Rawat Publications,

Encyclopaedia of Commonwealth Literature, 2 vols., by P. N. Chaturvedi (New
Delhi: Anmol, 2009).

Images of Jesus Christ in Islam, 2nd Edition, by Oddbjorn Leirvik (New York:
Continuum Publishing, 2010).

The Facts on File Companion to the 18th and 19th-century British Novel
(Companion to Literature series), edited by Virginia Brackett and Victoria Gaydosik
(New York: Facts on File, 2005).

Encyclopedia of the British Novel, 2 vols., Second Edition, Virginia Brackett and
Victoria Gaydosik (Companion to Literature series), New York: EPUB/Infobase,

Voices from the Other World: Ancient Egyptian Tales Naguib Mahfouz, Raymond
T. Stock (New York: Anchor, 2004).

The Writers as Activist: South Asian Perspectives on Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, edited
by Bernth Lindfors and Bala Kothandaraman (Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press,

Index to Poetry for Children and Young People, 1988-1992, compiled by G.
Meredith Blackburn (New York: H. W. Wilson, 1994).

Feminist Periodicals: A Current Listing of Contents, Volume 7, Women's Studies
Librarian (Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin System, 1987).

Anglia, Volume 123 (Max Niemeyer, 2005).

The Historian: the magazine for members of the Historical Association, Issues 93-
100 (UK: The Association, 2007).

Poetry in a Time of Terror: Essays in the Postcolonial Preternatural by Rukmini
Bhaya Nair (Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).

Hanif Kureishi by Bradley Buchanan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

Voices of Islam: Voices of Art, Beauty, and Science by Vincent J. Cornell
(Praeger, 2007).

Pitfalls of Ideology, Social Policy, and Leadership in Africa by Eric Masinde Aseka
(New EME Research Initiatives and Publishers, 2005).

As Memories Come by M. Siddiq Kalim (Ferozsons, 2006).

Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook 1988 edited by J. M. Brook (Gale, 1988).

Modern Arabic Poetry in English Translation by Salih J. Altoma (Abdelmalek
Ess�di University, 1993).

Studies in Pakistani Culture: An International Perspective by M. Siddiq Kalim
(Vanguard, 2001).

Pakistan: A Primary Source Cultural Guide by Marian Rengel (New York: The
Rosen Publishing Group, 2004).

Translation and Analysis of Twilight in Delhi by Ahmed Ali by Paolo Lantieri
(University of Rome, 2002-03)

Swift Studies, 1965-1980 by Richard H. Rodino (Garland, 1984).

South Asian Writers in English edited by Fakrul Alam (Gale, 2006).

The English Language Poetry of South Asians: A Critical Study, by
Mitali Pati Wong with Syed Khwaja Moinul Hassan (Jefferson, NC, and London:
McFarland, 2013).

Configurations of Exile: South Asian Writers and Their World, C. Kanaganayakam
(Toronto: TSAR, 1995).

Hybrid Bildungs in South Asian Women�s Writing: Meena Alexander, Bharati
Mukherjee, and Bapsi Sidhwa re-imagine America by Anupama Jain (Madison, WI:
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001).

Writers of the Indian Diaspora: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook by
Emmanuel S. Nelson (Greenwood Press, 1993).

Naciones literarias/ Literary Nations edited by Dolores Romero L�pez, Homi K.
Bhabha (2006).

Edward Said : A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation, edited by Adel
Iskander and Hakem Rustom (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2010).

Traducir al Otro: Traducción, Exotismo, Poscolonialismo, by Ovidi Carbonell i
Cortés (Cuenca, Spain: Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 1997).

Reescrituras postcoloniales del Bildungsroman‎ by Jos� Santiago and Fern�ndez
V�zquez (Verbum, 2003, 2009).

Die Neueren Sprachen, Volume 90 (Diesterweg, 1991).

Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht, Volume 36 edited by Paul Gerhard
Buchloh (Kiel: Englisches Seminar der Unversit�t Kiel, 2003).

Slovenska literatura, Volume 51 (Bratislava: Slovak Academic Press, 2004).

In Another Country: Colonialism, Culture, and the English Novel in India by Priya
Joshi (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002).

Contemporary British Fiction by Nick Bentley (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University
Press, 2008).

Marginality in the Contemporary British Novel by Nicola Allen (London and New
York: Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2008, 2011).

Postmodernism: A Bibliography, 1926-1994 by Deborah L. Madsen (Rodopi, 1995).

A Companion to Indian Fiction in English by Pier Paolo Piciucco (Atlantic
Publishing, 2004).

Perception of Modern Indian Literature by G. S. Amur (Calcutta: Writers Workshop,

Revue de litt�rature compar�e, Volume 67‎(Paris, 1993).

South Asian Studies, Volumes 28-29 (University of Rajasthan, 1993).

Indian Women�s Writing in English: a bibliography by Joel Kuortti (Rawat
Publications, 2002).

Urdu Language and Literature: A Bibliography of Sources in European Languages
by Shabana Mahmud (London: Mansell, 1992).

South Asian Literature in English: An Encyclopedia by Jaina C. Sanga (Westport,
CT: Greenwood Press, 2004).

South Asian Novelists in English: An A-to-Z Guide, edited by Jaina C. Sanga
(Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2003).

Hanif Kureishi by Susie Thomas (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

English Literature: Modern World View by M. P. Kotter (Cyber Tech Publications,

Scenes of Reading: Is Australian Literature a World Literature?, edited by Robert
Dixon and Brigid Rooney (North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2013).

Guide to the Northrop Frye Papers by Dolores A .Signori (Toronto: Victoria
University Library, 1993).

Etudes britanniques contemporaines, Issues 13-15, Soci�t� d'�tudes anglaises
contemporaines(Paris: S.E.A.C., 1998).

Etudes inter-ethniques: annales du C.E.S.E.R.E., Volumes 10-12 (Paris:
C.E.S.E.R.E., 1995).

The Commonwealth, Volume 5 by Patricia M. Larby and Harry Hannam (Edison,
NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1993).

The Commonwealth Novel Since 1960 by Bruce King (London: Macmillan, 1991).

The Postcolonial Unconscious by Neil Lazarus (Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press, 2010).

Compromise and Resistance in Postcolonial Writing: E. M. Forster's Legacy by
Alberto Fernández Carbajal (London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
[Kindle Edition]

Postcolonial Theory: The Emergence of a Critical Discourse; a selected and
annotated bibliography by Dieter Riemenschneider, Volume 17 of ZAA
Studies(Stauffenberg Verlag, 2004).

Postcolonial Literatures in English: General, Theoretical, and Comparative, 1970-
1993 by Leigh Dale, Helen Tiffin, Shane Rowlands, and Alan Lawson (Boston: G.
K. Hall, 1997).

A History of Postcolonial Literature in 12 � Books by Tobias Doering (Trier: WVT,

Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English, Eugene Benson and Leonard
W. Conolly, General Editors (London/New York: Routledge, 1994, 2005).

Other Englishes: Essays on Commonwealth Writing, by Niaz Zaman (Dhaka:
University Press Ltd., 1991).

The Encyclopedia of Pakistan, edited by Hafeez Malik and Yuri V. Gankovsky
(Karachi/New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).

Women in Transition in South Asia, edited by Deepa Mathura (Delhi: Kalinga
Publications, 2001).

Modern South Asian Literature in English, Paul Brians (Westport, CT and London:
Greenwood Press, 2003).

Novel Forms: Literary Realism and Imaginations of Modernity in India, 1930-1940,
by Ulka Shapiro Anjaria (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University, 2007).

Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies, edited by John C. Hawley (Westport, CT /
London: Greenwood, 2001).

History of Commonwealth Literature by P. K. Sinha and J. K. Sinha (New Delhi:
Commonwealth Publishers (January 1, 2011).

A History of Postcolonial Commonwealth Literature 1947-2000 by Shirley Chew
(London/New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016?).

T. S. Eliot, Man and Poet: An Annotated Bibliography of a Decade of T. S. Eliot
Criticism: 1977-1986 compiled and annotated by Sebastian D. G. Knowles and
Scott A. Leonard, Volume 2 of T. S. Eliot, Man and Poet edited by Laura Cowan
(Orono, ME: National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine, 1992).

How the Stone Found Its Voice by Moniza Alvi (Bloodaxe, 2005).

Fran�ois Villon: a bibliography by Robert D. Peckham, Volume 1059 of Garland
Reference Library of the Humanities (Garland, 1990).

World Authors, 1995-2000 by Mari Rich, Olivia J. Smith, and Clifford Thompson
(New York: H. W. Wilson, 2003).

Jukebooks: Contemporary British Fiction, Popular Music, and Cultural Value,
Volume 349, by Claus-Ulrich Viol (Heidelberg: Carl Winter Universitatsverlag, 2006).

ZukunftsFormen: Kultur und Agenda 21 edited by Tina Jerman (Bonn:
Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft, 2001).

The Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2, edited by David Damrosch
et al.(London and New York: Addison-Wesley Longman, 1998/2009).

English Literature Across the Globe: A Companion edited by Lars Eckstein
(Stuttgart: W. Fink UTB, 2006).

Interests: Poetry. Prose (Fiction and Non-fiction). Literary Scholarship and Criticism. Theatre. Film. Translation. Scholarly Editing.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Pakistani Short Stories in English
  • Poetry

  • Neither This Time / Nor That Place
  • America is a Punjabi Word
  • A Choice of Hashmi's Verse
  • This Time in Lahore: New Poems
  • The Oath and Amen: Love Poems
  • The Poems of Alamgir Hashmi: Collected Poems
  • My Second in Kentucky
  • Sun and Moon and Other Poems
  • Inland and Other Poems
  • An Old Chair
  • The Ramazan Libation: Selected Poems
  • Other

  • The Worlds of Muslim Imagination
  • The Commonwealth, Comparative Literature and the World
  • Ezra Pound
  • Postindependence Voices in South Asian Writings
  • Pakistani Literature: The Contemporary English Writers
  • Your Essence, Martyr
  • Commonwealth Literature: An Essay Towards the Re-definition of a Popular/Counter Culture