Obituary Dr Muhmmad Ali Siddiqui (1938-2013


  • Syed Jaffar Ahmed


The death of Dr Muhammad Ali Siddiqui, on 9 January 2013, not only came as a great shock to his friends and colleagues but also caused a great loss to the world of literature and scholarship. Over the years he had become an integral part of the literary and cultural scene of Pakistan. In fact the impact of his writings was felt even beyond Pakistan particularly among the Urdu speaking communities of India, Europe and the Americas. Literary criticism was his main domain and it is here that he made his name and earned a respectable place along with other prominent literary critics of the subcontinent. Dr Siddiqui was a staunch progressive, a position he upheld all along. Dr