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Iqbal Ahmad

Iqbal Ahmad was born in Agra, India in 1921. He taught English literature at universities in India and Pakistan before moving to Canada in 1964. His Ph.D. thesis completed in 1974 at York University in Toronto is entitled: Northrop Frye’s Theoretical Criticism. Ahmad taught English literature at the University of Waterloo and at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. From 1983-84 he served as the first president of the Ontario Society of Pakistani Canadian Professionals & Academics. Ahmad died in October 1993.

Fiction (Short stories)

The Opium Eater and Other Stories

Dunvegan, Ont.: Cormorant Books, 1992.
PS8551 .H64 O6 1992

Publisher’s Synopsis

The Opium Eater consists of a delightfully accessible collection of short stories. Its strength lies in its gentleness. Ahmad writes with such obvious affection about the foibles and beliefs of his characters that the resulting creations take on an extra dimension in memory.

Anthology (Poetry)

Soundings: New Canadian Poets

Ludwig, Jack, and Andy Wainwright, eds.
Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 1970.
PS8292 .L8 1970

Selected Criticism and Interpretation

Chilana, Rajwant Singh. “Iqbal Ahmad.” In South Asian Writers in Canada: A Bio-Bibliographical Study. Surrey, BC: Asian Publications, 2017, 203.
Z1376 .S68 C45 2017