Joginder Paul

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Joginder Paul (1925-2016) was born in Sialkot (now in Pakistan). He published over 13 collections of short stories, including Khula, Khodu Baba ka Maqbara and Bastian. Amongst his novels are Ek Boond Lahoo ki, Nadeed, Paar Pare and Khwabro. He has four collections of flash fiction (Afsaanche) , a genre with which he is known to have enriched Urdu fiction significantly. Paul is a recipient of many literary honours including the SAARC Lifetime Award, Iqbal Samman, Urdu Academy Award, All India Bahadur Shah Zafar Award, Shiromani Award and the Ghalib Award. He was also honoured at Doha with an Urdu Adab World award for contributing to creative writing in Urdu.