Webzine to promote Urdu
BY A STAFF REPORTER
UAE-based expatriates from Indian subcontinent have made
pioneering efforts in popularising Urdu outside the shores of
Indian and Pakistan which attracted lovers of the language across
The latest addition to the list is a webzine in Urdu launched by
Abu Dhabi-based poets Saghier Ahmad Jaffri and Sabiha Saba.
UrduManzil.Com has not only attracted lovers of Urdu poetry from
various parts of the world, but won appreciation from them as
Editor of the webzine, Jaffri, an engineer by profession, said
there was a need of such portal to serve lovers of Urdu poetry
and the poets as well.Renowned poetess Sabiha Saba is the
Chief Editor of Urdu Manzil.
"The advent of technology has cast significant impact on
every aspect of our lives. Since I am equally attached with
technology and the world of Urdu poetry, I realised the
power of a webzine in reaching to the masses which led me to
urdumanzil.com he said.
Jaffri has been organising literary functions in the UAE
for more than a decade and providing UAE-based Urdu poets
and litterateurs a platform to showcase their skills. The
launch of the website is yet another endeavour to serve
The site features life and works of a number of
prominent Urdu poets and an international directory of
Urdu poets, writers and journalists. However, Adabnama,
featuring news from the literary circle across the
world, has been its hallmark.
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