Hassaan Bin Zubair

The writer is a PhD Scholar (English Literature). He can be reached at: hbz77@yahoo.com


Whether we talk about the attack on Indian parliament in 2011 or 26/11 Mumbai attacks, those incidents also became as the major cause of economic and political destability in Pakistan. So I feel that there may be a better chance for a real improvement in the bilateral relationship whether it is through cricket diplomacy, arts and culture or purely on …

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(1564-1593) CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE was born in Canterbury to shoemaker John Marlowe and his wife Catherine. His date of birth is not known, but he was baptized on 26 February 1564, and is likely to have been born a few days before. Thus he was just two months older than his contemporary Shakespeare. Marlowe was a dramatist, poet and translator of …

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, at Steventon Rectory in Hampshire, the seventh child of a country clergyman and his wife, George and Cassandra Leigh Austen.   She was primarily educated at home, benefiting from her father’s extensive library and the schoolroom atmosphere created by Mr. Austen’s live-in pupils. Jane Austen, one of England’s foremost novelists, she was …

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John Milton was born in London on December 9, 1608, into a middle-class family. He was first educated by private tutors at home and then at St. Paul’s School. In 1625, Milton was admitted to Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he began to write poetry in Latin, Italian, and English, and prepared to enter the clergy. While Milton was a hardworking …

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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on 16 October 1854, in Dublin, Ireland, the second of three children born to writer Jane Francesca Agnes  Elgee (1821-1896) and surgeon Sir William Robert Wills Wilde (1815-1876). Wilde’s mother was a prominent poet and nationalist; his father a successful ear and eye surgeon and noted philanthropist. In 1884, he married wealthy heiress …

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William Shakespeare 26 April 1564 23 April 1616

William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”. His surviving works, including a few collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems (Epics), and several other poems. His plays …

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