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writer , English literature educator

Waqas Ahmad Khwaja, Pakistani English literature educator, writer. Graduate fellow Rotary International, Emory University, 1979-1980; International Writing fellow University Iowa, 1988. Member Modern Language Association.

Background

Khwaja, Waqas Ahmad was born on October 14, 1952 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Came to the United States, 1994. Son of Sultan Ahmad and Irshad Sultan (Begum) Khwaja.

Education

Bachelor, Government College, Lahore, 1971. Bachelor of Laws, Punjab University, Lahore, 1975. Master of Arts in English, Punjab University, Lahore, 1979.

Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy in English, Emory University, 1995.

Career

Private practice lawyer, Lahore, 1983-1993. Visiting assistant professor Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, 1995-1996, 96—. Visiting faculty member department English Emory University, Atlanta, 1995, 96.

Special correspondent Pakistan and Gulf Economist, Lahore, 1983-1984. Visiting professor Quaid-e-Azam Law College, Lahore, 1988-1991, Punjab Law College, Lahore, 1988-1992. Visiting faculty Lahore College for Arts and Sciences, 1989-1990, Punjab University, Lahore, 1990-1991, Directorate of Training, Income Tax, Lahore, 1992-1993.

Columnist, literary critic Frontier Post, The News, 1989-1991.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: (poems) Six Geese From A Tomb At Medum, 1987, Mornings in the Wilderness, 1988, Writers and Landscapes, 1991, Mariam's Lament and Other Poems, 1992, The Aesthetics of Civilized Life, 1995. Editor, translator Short Stories From Pakistan, 1992.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: cricket, listening to music, travel, plays and films.

Connections

Married Maryam W. Khurshid, November 2, 1978. Children: Fatima W., Omer W., Maham W., Murtaza W.

father:
Sultan Ahmad Khwaja

mother:
Irshad Sultan (Begum) Khwaja

spouse:
Maryam W. Khurshid

children:
Fatima W. Khwaja

Omer W. Khwaja

Maham W. Khwaja

Murtaza W. Khwaja