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Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 22: 5 Writers

Intro

Kellie: Hi everyone, I'm Kellie.
Hamza: And I'm Hamza!
Kellie: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Urdu Vocabulary, Season 1, Lesson 22! In this lesson you'll learn five essential names related to people and homes. These are the five most famous writers in Pakistan. Hand-picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at UrduPod101.com.
BODY
Kellie: Hamza, who’s our first writer?
Hamza: محمد اقبال (Muhammad Iqbal)
Kellie: "Muhammad Iqbal"
Hamza: [SLOW] محمد اقبال (Muhammad Iqbal) [NORMAL] محمد اقبال (Muhammad Iqbal)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: محمد اقبال (Muhammad Iqbal)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: A world-renowned poet. He is owned by the Irani people because part of his amazing poetry was in Persian. In Heidelberg, Germany, there is a street named after him. His literary work is considered the best of any Pakistani by far.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . محمد اقبال سیالکوٹ میں پیدا ہوئے (Muhammad Iqbal Sialkot mein paida huay.)
Kellie: "Muhammad Iqbal was born in Sialkot."
Hamza: [SLOW] . محمد اقبال سیالکوٹ میں پیدا ہوئے (Muhammad Iqbal Sialkot mein paida huay.)
Kellie: Okay, who’s the next writer?
Hamza: اشفاق احمد (Ashfaq Ahmed)
Kellie: "Ashfaq Ahmed"
Hamza: [SLOW] اشفاق احمد (Ashfaq Ahmed) [NORMAL] اشفاق احمد (Ashfaq Ahmed)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: اشفاق احمد (Ashfaq Ahmed)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: An amazing written and verbal storyteller. He wrote on spirituality, the importance of being a human, and showing respect for other human beings. His writing is well-liked and easily understood by all sections of society.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . اشفاق احمد بہت عاجز شخص تھے (Ashfaq Ahmed bohat aajiz shakhs thay.)
Kellie: "Ashfaq Ahmed was a humble person."
Hamza: [SLOW] . اشفاق احمد بہت عاجز شخص تھے (Ashfaq Ahmed bohat aajiz shakhs thay.)
Kellie: Okay, who’s the next writer?
Hamza: بانو قدسیا (Bano Qudsia)
Kellie: "Bano Qudsia"
Hamza: [SLOW] بانو قدسیا (Bano Qudsia) [NORMAL] بانو قدسیا (Bano Qudsia)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: بانو قدسیا (Bano Qudsia)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: The wife of Ashfaq Ahmed. Together they were a great couple who had literary taste, a deep understanding of spirituality, and love for all. She also wrote short stories, dramas, and novels.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . بانو قدسیا نے بہت سے ناول لکھے (Bano Qudsia say bohat say novel likhay.)
Kellie: "Bano Qudsia wrote many novels."
Hamza: [SLOW] . بانو قدسیا نے بہت سے ناول لکھے (Bano Qudsia say bohat say novel likhay.)
Kellie: Okay, who’s the next writer?
Hamza: قدرت اللہ شہاب (Qudrat Ullah Shahab)
Kellie: "Qudrat Ullah Shahab"
Hamza: [SLOW] قدرت اللہ شہاب (Qudrat Ullah Shahab) [NORMAL] قدرت اللہ شہاب (Qudrat Ullah Shahab)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: قدرت اللہ شہاب (Qudrat Ullah Shahab)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: A scholar, civil servant, and writer. His autobiographical book known as "Shahab Nama" is famous among the masses.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . قدرت اللہ شہاب سرکاری ملازم تھے (Qudrat Ullah Shahab sarkari mulazim thay.)
Kellie: "Qudrat Ullah Shahab was a civil servant."
Hamza: [SLOW] . قدرت اللہ شہاب سرکاری ملازم تھے (Qudrat Ullah Shahab sarkari mulazim thay.)
Kellie: Okay, who’s the next writer?
Hamza: احمد ندیم قاسمی (Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi)
Kellie: "Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi"
Hamza: [SLOW] احمد ندیم قاسمی (Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi) [NORMAL] احمد ندیم قاسمی (Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi)
Kellie: Listeners, please repeat:
Hamza: احمد ندیم قاسمی (Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Kellie: A writer well known for his various books on drama, short stories, and poetry. Because he wrote short stories about the rural culture, he helped preserve some of the traditions that no longer exist.
Kellie: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Hamza: [NORMAL] . احمد ندی قاسمی عظیم کہانی نگار تھے (Admed Nadeem Qasmi azeem kahani nigar thay.)
Kellie: "Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi was a great writer."
Hamza: [SLOW] . احمد ندی قاسمی عظیم کہانی نگار تھے (Admed Nadeem Qasmi azeem kahani nigar thay.)
QUIZ
Kellie: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the names you just learned? Hamza will give you the Urdu - please say the name in English out loud! Are you ready?
Hamza: قدرت اللہ شہاب (Qudrat Ullah Shahab)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "Qudrat Ullah Shahab"
Hamza: اشفاق احمد (Ashfaq Ahmed)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "Ashfaq Ahmed"
Hamza: احمد ندیم قاسمی (Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi"
Hamza: محمد اقبال (Muhammad Iqbal)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "Muhammad Iqbal"
Hamza: بانو قدسیا (Bano Qudsia)
[PAUSE] Kellie: "Bano Qudsia"

Outro

Kellie: There you have it - the five most famous writers in Pakistan! We have more vocab lists available at UrduPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone! See you next time!
Hamza: خدا حافظ (Khuda Hafiz)

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Do you know of any other Pakistani writers?