Akbar Naqvi, Khujwa Recollected

On October 9th in Karachi, a book launch for Akbar Naqvi, Khujwa Recollected: Autobiographical Essays (Facebook, Dawn, Unicorn Gallery).


“AKBAR NAQVI has a Ph.D. in English Literature from Liverpool University. He has written on Art and Architecture for Pakistani newspapers like The Sun, Dawn, and The Muslim for over twenty years. He is the author of a monograph on ‘Shahid Sajjad’, and wrote for the magazine Herald. Akbar Naqvi has taught the history of art at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, for several years as well as lectured at the National College of Arts, Lahore. He read a paper entitled ‘Modern Pakistani Painting’ at the seminar of The Royal Asiatic Society and the centre of South Asian Studies (SOAS), University of London, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the independence of India and Pakistan. Akbar Naqvi conducted a seminar on Modern Pakistani Art upon invitation from the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. He is also the author of ‘Image and Identity: 50 years of Painting and Sculpture in Pakistan 1947-1997’, the first scholarly investigation of the history and development of modern and contemporary art in the sub-continent, as well as ‘Pakistan: The Making of Art’, a book for secondary school children.”