A Pakistani Literary Icon Remembered in New York
LAST week Johar Mir, a Pakistani literary icon, passed away in New York City. As is the fate of most writers and poets from the Third World he remained unappreciated and uncelebrated. It was only in recent years that his impact on Urdu literature in general and the literature of resistance in particular was recognized. He was 67. Mr. Mir was a born revolutionary. As soon as he could express his views in prose and in verse he started writing about the injustices of the society around him.