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Paigham Afaqui

Author, Urdu
Paigham Afaqui is an Indian writer, known particular for his Urdu novels and short stories. The House won Paigham Afaqui several prizes and represents his first major literary work. His literary and professional life has been focused on exposing corruption in Indian society, most notably within organs of state power. A deep humanism resonates in his oeuvre. His books represent a critique of the institutions set up to safeguard the rights of the underprivileged and oppressed, and they champion the underdog. (Photo credit: Rekhta.org)