Taufiq Rafat

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Taufiq Rafat (1927-1998) was a famous Pakistani poet and writer born in Sialkot, Pakistan.He was pioneer of English language poetry/writing in Pakistan.[1]

His work was included in several early anthologies. His own best known collection of poems was Arrival of the Monsoon (1984).[2] He also translated several works of various Punjabi writers into English.

Rafat inspired and mentored many younger poets in the 1980s and 1990s.[3]


References[change | change source]

  1. Dr T Rahman 'A History of Pakistani Literature in English', Lahore:Vanguard Books, 1991
  2. Rahman, aa
  3. M Shamsie 'Dragonfly in the Sun:Pakistani English Poetry' Karachi:OUP, 1997