In our times, even Eastern poets are interpreted according to dominant
trends of Western literature, which are pessimistic at least since
1923. What if this was reversed? This pioneering study compares 'The
Second Coming' (1919) by Yeats with 'March 1907' (1907) by Iqbal in
an independent manner usually forbidden in universities.
The first telefilm about the life of Iqbal runs in parallel timelines:
(a) the world of Iqbal from 1904-30, (b) contemporary Pakistan, circa
2006 where "Armaan" (protagonist from the definitive movie
of the 1980s, Nahin Abhi Nahin) has questions and doubts about the
meaning of Pakistan - until he starts "meeting" Iqbal on
(c) a rather surrealistic plane which is timeless.
Republic of Rumi - a Novel of Reality (2007)
coherence in the works of Iqbal demonstrates a new system of thought,
unnoticed so far. The findings are presented here in the form of a
narrative which takes you through the “Garden of Poetry”
for discovering something new about yourself.
Second book in a six-part
comprehensive life of Iqbal, which is being written according to a
new method in biography. When the first book was published in 2003,
a review in Dawn stated, "Khurram Ali Shafique has the gift of
bringing to the popular level intricate lessons of history and in
the present case he has used this gift most dedicatedly."
Layla Majnun (2002)
Popular television serial presenting characters from Khamseh
by the 12th Century Persian poet Nezami Ganjavi in modern setting
(video is title song from the serial; lyrics by Ibne Insha).
ki Awaz Suno (1993)
Biographical novel about Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder
of Pakistan - conceived from the rhythms of Ravel's Bolero and presenting
the development of a freedom-loving soul into the father of a free
book is a commendable effort to bring together the various
aspects of Iqbal in an interesting manner with visual embellishment.
It is a one-volume encyclopedia of his life, work and times.
(R) Dr. Javid Iqbal
...an encyclopedic biography that covers all these aspects
of the mind of Iqbal, without removing him from his various
contexts: his time, his beautiful expression, and his unconditional
faith in a common future for humanity.
well-written and nicely produced illustrated biography of
Allama Iqbal, that can also be presented as a fine specimen
of the state of printing art in our country...
Javed, The News International
an Illustrated Biography
Khurram Ali Shafique
Academy Pakistan (Federal Ministry of Culture)
is the first coffee-table encyclopedia about the life, times
and works of Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938), the foremost
disciple of Rumi in modern times who conceived the idea of