Parveen Shakir’s death anniversary observed
ISLAMABAD: The 16th death anniversary of noted poetess Parveen Shakir was observed on Sunday. She was born on November 24, 1952 in Karachi. She was a noted Urdu poetess, teacher and a civil servant.
She did her masters in English Literature and Linguistics from Karachi University, and served as a professor at Karachi University and Trinity College, Connecticut, USA, for nine years before joining the Civil Service, where she served in the customs department.
In 1986, she was appointed Second Secretary, CBR in Islamabad. In 1990, she taught at Trinity College, Connecticut, USA, and then did her masters in public administration at Harvard University in 1991.
Parveen Shakir’s poetry was a breath of fresh air in Urdu poetry. She used the first person feminine pronoun, which is rarely used in Urdu poetry even by female poets. The feminine perspective of love and the associated social problems were her theme.
Source: Business Recorder