Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Two Day National Seminar DETECTIVE FICTION & IBN - E - SAFI On 23rd - 24th October 2013

Maulana Azad National Urdu University
Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500 032 (A.P.)
Tel : 040-23008359, 09849359660; Fax : 040-23008383
Note : E-mail address for sending Papers;

Two Day National Seminar DETECTIVE FICTION & IBN - E - SAFI On 23rd - 24th October 2013

About the Seminar

The detective fiction does not have that status, at least in Urdu Literature, which it deserves. There are a number of reasons, say objections, for not considering it as part of literature. One among them is that it belongs to popular literature which is written, keeping the dispositions and standards of the people in view for their entertainment. The focus of such type of writing is only crime and criminals. These writings neither have their values nor their tradition. Whereas in English literature, there is a strong tradition of detective fiction writing. As the famous writers of English literature, like Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Leacock, Edgar Wallace, Agatha Christie, Rider Haggard etc. have contributed with their valuable writings and established the tradition of detective writings in English.

It is true that the detective fiction was introduced in Urdu literature with the translations of English detective fiction. No famous Urdu writer of high repute has written the detective fiction, except a few, like Mirza Mohammed Hadi Ruswa, Krishan Chander, Izhar Asar and modern short story writer Surendra Prakash. If the detective fiction in Urdu, is the result of potentiality and efforts of detective fiction writers only through the translated works, it means that the detective fiction in Urdu does not have its own tradition and values. If it is so, then how would we have to interpret the mysterious activities and sacraments found in Qasas-ul-Ambia to Urdu Daastanen, Hindu myths to Allegories in Urdu.

Important Dates:

Last date for submission of complete Papers along with Abstract 10th September, 2013

Intimation for Accepted Papers (Through E-mail) 15th September, 2013

Registration date for selected Paper Presenters 20th September, 2013

Registration date for participants 20th October, 2013

Spot Registration 23rd October, 2013 (up to 9:30 a.m.)

Date of the Seminar 23 – 24 October, 2013

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