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Ahmed Ali

Born: 1-Jul-1910
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: 14-Jan-1994
Location of death: Karachi, Pakistan
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: Pakistan
Executive summary: Twilight in Delhi

Pakistani author who wrote in English and Urdu.

Father: Syed Shujauddin Ali (d. 1918)
Mother: Ahmed Kaniz Asghar Begum
Wife: Bilquees Jehan Begum (painter and writer)

    University: Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India (1925-27)
    University: BA English Literature, Lucknow University, India (1930)
    University: MA English Literature, Lucknow University, India (1931)

Author of books:
Sholay (1936, short stories, trans. The Flames)
Twilight in Delhi (1940, novel)
Hamari gali (1942, short stories, trans. Our Lane)
Qaid Khana (1944, short stories, trans. The Prison House)
Maut Se Pahle (1945, short stories, trans. Before Death)
Purple Gold Mountain (1960, poems)
Ocean of Night (1964, novel)
The Golden Tradition (1973, anthology, ed., rev. 1992)
Of Rats and Diplomats (1984, novel)
The Prison House (1985, short stories)

Wrote plays:
The Land of Twilight (1931)
Break the Chains (1932)



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