Fahmida Riaz

Poet, writer and activist


Fahmida Riaz, writer, human rights activist, and feminist of Pakistan has authored more than 15 books on fiction and poetry. She is known for her iconoclastic poetry. She is author of Godaavari, Khatt-e Marmuz, and Khana e Aab O Gil, the first translation of the Ghazals of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi from Farsi into Urdu. She has also translated the works of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and Shaikh Ayaz from Sindhi to Urdu. She was Director Urdu Dictionary Board from 2000-2011 and was conferred the illustrious Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2010 from the Government of Pakistan.