AFZAL AHMED SYED (born 1946 Ghazipur, India) has published three collections of the modern nazm genre: Cheni Hoi Tareekh (An Arrogated Past, 1984), Do Zubanon Mein Saza-e Maut (Death Sentence in Two Languages, 1990), and Rococo aur Doosri Duniyaen (Rococo and Other Worlds, 2000). In 1988 he published a ghazal collection Khaima-e Siyah (The Dark Pavilion). Wesleyan University Press will publish M.A. Farooqi's translation of his Rococo aur Doosri Duniyaen in Spring 2010.
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