Musharraf Ali Farooqi

Musharraf Ali Farooqi is an author and translator. His critically acclaimed translation of the Indo-Islamic epic, The Adventures of Amir Hamza, was published by the Modern Library in 2007. He has also translated the works of contemporary Urdu poet Afzal Ahmed Syed. He is also the author of the children’s picture book The Cobbler’s Holiday or Why Ants Don’t Wear Shoes. He is currently writing a novel set in the early years after Pakistan’s creation, and translating the Urdu classic, Hoshruba–The Land and The Tilism, considered the greatest magical fantasy of the Indo-Islamic world.

Musharraf Ali Farooqi was born in 1968 in Hyderabad, Pakistan, and now lives in Toronto, Canada. Visit his website at for more information about his work.