Modernity in Pakistan: Fantastic Roots and Where to Find Them
Keywords:Pakistani modernism, Mir Taqi Mir, Allama Iqbal
This article traces the roots of modernity in Pakistan. The core and peripheral modernism has cut up well to Urdu literature but they were ripples reached from the British custodianship till the dominion’s decolonization in the guanine Pakistani Modernism sowed by Mir Taqi Mir and restored by Allam Iqbal; yet the divisive faces inside the British India Urdu literature were alienated and thus run amok from one another to customize the future Urdu literary cynosure emerging in Pakistan without the knowledge of their non-foreign roots. This article desists from determinism and feedbacks the simple, gorgeous, cunning, rich or rugged hors-d’oeuvres, supplied from Europe to Urdu composers that later adsorbed in the genuine South Asian roots of Islam which were neither Arabian nor European.