Zakia Mashhadi is a prominent writer of fiction in Urdu and a versatile translator. Equally at ease in Urdu, English, and Hindi, she has translated several books from and into these languages. Her publications include three novels, seven short story collections, and 16 translations. Among her major translations from Urdu into English are Jeelani Bano’s Paraya Ghar (The Alien Home) and Aiwan-e-Ghazal (Aiwan-e-Ghazal); from English into Urdu, Bhabani Bhattacharya’s Shadow from Ladakh (Laddakh ka Saya) and Santosh Kumar’s The Last Salute (Aakhri Salam from the English version of his Bangla novel, Shesh Namaskar); and from Hindi into Urdu, Shiv Prasad Singh’s Neela Chand (Neela Chand). She is a recipient of the Iqbal Samman, the Sahitya Akademi translation award, and the Mirza Ghalib award.
December 2022 Anuvaad
Panel: Translating from and into Dakhni/Urdu
Nazia Akhtar, FM Saleem, Zakia Mashhadi
Moderator: Uma Damodar Sridhar
🔴🔵 Hybrid Session