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Talat Farooq

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Talat Farooq
OccupationEducator, poet and columnist.
LanguageEnglish, Urdu, Potohari, and Seraeki
NationalityPakistani
EducationM.Phil. in American Studies
Alma materQuaid-i-Azam University,Islamabad
Period2005-2007
SubjectAmerican Studies
Notable worksTitley Key Rang Hazaar (2004), Scheherzade (2010)
Notable awardsChancellor's Gold Medal, Quaid-i-Azam University
SpouseVice Admiral Farooq Rashid.
ChildrenTwo sons

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Talat Farooq is an educator, human rights activist, poet, columnist, and the executive editor of the research journal Criterion Quarterly in Islamabad, Pakistan.[1][2]

She has been associated with education since 1981. Before coming to UK for her doctorate she was visiting faculty at Bahria University and the executive editor of the research journal Criterion Quarterly in Islamabad, Pakistan. She also taught courses at Quaid-i-Azam University as visiting faculty. She has presented papers at various forums. She is a trained emotional counsellor and has worked as a volunteer at the mental health departments of PNS Shifa Karachi and Military Hospital, Rawalpindi.

She has launched two poetry collections, Titley Key Rang Hazaar and Scheherzade in 2004 and 2010 respectively. She is a regular contributor to the op-Ed pages of The News international.

She was awarded the Chancellor's Gold Medal by Quaid-i-Azam University for scoring the highest GPA in M Phil.

She is currently completing her Ph.D. in politics and international relations from Leicester University.

Select articles[edit]

All articles available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintWriterName.aspx?URL=Talat%20Farooq "Carry on, Imran Khan", June 27, 2012 "Humanising the Other",May 30, 2012 "Whose blood,Whose money", March 19, 2011 "From September 11 to 9/11", September 11, 2011 "Bring the Boys Home",April 11, 2012 "In Defence of Realism" December 10, 2011

References[edit]

  1. Bashir, Mahtab (December 3, 2008). "'The Sky Below' screened at Nomad". Daily Times. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
  2. Criterion Quarterly, accessed March 3, 2010
  • "Art and activism go hand-in-hand", The News International, November 27, 2008, accessed March 3, 2010
  • "Feudal system blamed for women’s plight", DAWN, March 10, 2009, accessed March 3, 2010
  • Abidi, Hasan, "Iqbal's life and poetry discussed", DAWN, November 17, 2004, accessed March 3, 2010


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