Matan, Department of Urdu & Iqbaliat, The Islamia University - Bahawalpur

متْن (اردو ریسرچ جرنل)

Department of Urdu, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
ISSN (print): 2708-5724
ISSN (online): 2708-5732

انور مسعود کی ”میلی میلی دھوپ“ کا ماحولیاتی سائنسی و ماحولیاتی تنقیدی جائزہ

  • Humaira Akram/
  • Dr. Obaidullah Sukhera/
  • June 30, 2024
Environmental scientific and ecological critical review of Anwar Masood's "Maili Maili Dhup"
Ecocriticism, Ecology, Nature, Ecosystem, Global Warming, Environmental Pollution, Anwar Masood, Urdu Literature, Maili Maili Dhoop.

Ecocriticism is modern perspective of literary criticism which analyzes the relationship between living things with its environment. Man can be defined as a living thing that can modify its environment for his comfort. In the course of modification of environment, man has posed serious threat to its natural environment and consequently to living things. Ecocriticism object this anthropocentric interference with ecosphere. Man is destroying his environment with his own hands, making the planet incapable of supporting life. One of the objectives of literature is to provide awareness about potential dangers to society and suggest means to avoid from any kinds of unpleasant situation. In recent years, world of literature focuses on creating awareness about environmental hazards faced all the time. Urdu Literature is also very well aware about this burning issue. Fiction, nonfiction writers and poets of Urdu are giving pivotal importance to environment in their creations. One of such poets of Urdu is Anwar Masood. He created lots of awareness about the environment. pollution in his book, “Maili Maili Dhoop”. Here is a critical analysis of this book from Ecological and eco-critical point view is given.


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Humaira Akram

Assistant Professor

Department of Urdu, Govt. Graduate College (W), Bahawalpur.


Dr. Obaidullah Sukhera

Assistant Professor

Department of Urdu, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur (Bahawalnagar Campus)




Type: Article
Volume: 5
Issue: 1
Language: Urdu
Id: 6681accc07faf
Pages 30 - 46
Published June 30, 2024


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