Book Review (Pashto Literature: Past and Present, The Recent Literary Deed of Dr. Abdullah Jan Abid)

Mustafa Kamal

Book Review

  1. Abdullah Jan Abid is one of the laborious and prominent Pashto researchers and critics, whose works have come forward in the last two decades, though he is a Professor and head of the Department of Pakistan languages, in Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, therefore he mostly writes on Pashto language and literature in Urdu language. It not only facilitates Urdu readers, ambitious to acquaint with the structure and history of Pashto language and literature, but it also helps the Pashto literature to become updated in accordance with the modern global scenario. Uptil now, so many books on various subjects by Dr. Abid have been published and are available in market, in which every book is having its own importance and gravity. However one of his book “Pashto Adab ki Mukhtasar Tarikh” (a Concise history of Pashto literature) is one of the most popular recent books on such like chronological subject of literary tastes and trend.

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