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Singapore think-tank launches book on poet Iqbal

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┬áSingapore, Nov 15 (PTI): A book on Allama Mohammad Iqbal, the famous Urdu poet who penned ‘Sare Jahan Se Acha Hindustan Hamara’, has been launched by a Singapore based think-tank.

The 274-page biography launched by Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) gives an insight into Iqbal’s evolution as a poet, philosopher and politician.

While Iqbal’s role in the struggle for India’s freedom and the Pakistan movement are well known, not much is known about his personal life, said book’s author Zafar Anjum.

“This book highlights some of the least known facets of the poet’s life,” the Singapore-based writer said. Launching the book, ISAS chairman Padma Shri Gopinath Pillai said, “In his book, Zafar Anjum has captured the spirit of Iqbal.”

The last book on Iqbal’s life in India was written nearly 20 years ago by Dr Rafiq Zakaria.

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