Mirza Ather Baig

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Who is Mirza Ather Baig?

Mirza Athar Baig is a Pakistani novelist, playwright and short story writer. He has been associated with the Department of Philosophy, at the Government College University in Lahore. His fiction works include the novel Ghulam Bagh, considered one of the central works of literature in the Urdu language.

The novel has been quite popular in Pakistan and critically acclaimed, as five editions have been published since the first one in 2006.

In addition to Ghulam Bagh, a collection of Baig's short stories, titled Beh Afsana was published in 2008. His second novel, Sifar se aik tak was published in 2010. In July 2010, the DAWN newspaper published a review of Sifar se aik tak commenting on its popularity with the youth, which Baig's literature is reputed to enjoy in general. His third novel, Hassan Ki Surat-e-Hal, is scheduled for publication in October 2013.

Ather Baig has also written several television plays, including Daldal, Hissar, Khwab Tamasha and Nashaib.

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on July 23, 2013

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