• Shakeel Ahmad Assistant Professor, Dept of Urdu, Govt Graduata College Shakargarh Author
  • Dr.Arshad Mahmood Nashad Associate Professor, Dept of Urdu, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad Author


Review Writing, Review and Criticism, Literary Impacts, Literary Consciousness, Review Writer, Zoe Ansari, Dr Zoe Ansari, Literary review writer, Role and Place


The study aims at presenting Dr. Zeo Ansari as a literary review writer and described his importance in the field of basic criticism. The research deals with the questions of how Dr. Zoe Ansari provided the base of review writing and his own role and place as a literary reviewer. Dr. Zoe Ansari inspired the next generations of Urdu critics and writers through his review writings. He enlarged the canvas of review writing by differentiating between review and literary criticism. Dr. Zoe Ansari describes that a book review is a form of literary criticism in which a book is merely described or analyzed based on content, style, and merit. He is the man in Urdu literature who defined the role and function of a literary reviewer, its artistic merit, and the duty of a reviewer. The readers can use it to find the subject and object approach in his review writing. In a nutshell, we can say that Dr. Zoe Ansari can be considered as a leading figure of Urdu literary review writing, and his literary impacts are still imprinted on the literary reviewers of the current era. Dr. Zoe Ansari is a prominent figure in Urdu review writing. This paper marks the basic trends of review writing of Doctor Zoe Ansari, his merits, and his demerits. In this paper qualitative research has been followed. Literary research, design, and internet sources are consulted.


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۱۔ ظ۔ انصاری:” کتاب شناسی“ ، یونیورسل پریس ، بمبئی 2 ، ۱۹۸۱ ء، ص ۴۳

۲۔ ایضاً، ص۵۵

۳۔ ایضاً ،ص ۶۷

۴۔ ایضاً، ص ۱۴۲

۵۔ ایضاً ، ص ۱۱۳

۶۔ ایضاً ،ص ۳۴۷

۷۔ ڈاکٹرتحسین فراقی :”معاصر اردو ادب ، نثری مطالعہ“ ، کلیہ علوم اسلامیہ و شرقیہ ، پنجاب یونیورسٹی ،لاہور

۸۔ ظ۔ انصاری :” کتاب شناسی“ ، ص ۶۰

۹۔ ایضاً، ص ۶۵

۱۰۔ رشیدحسن خاں :”غالب نامہ“ ، جولائی ۱۹۸۱ ، ص ۲۵۷ - ۲۵۸

۱۱۔ ڈاکٹر محمد ضیاالدین انصاری :” (پیش لفظ )آل احمد سرور کے تبصرے“ ، پنہ خدابخش اور ئنٹل پبلک لائبری ، ص۳

۱۲۔ ظ۔ انصاری ، ص ۴۳