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Did you know that poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz was charged with complicity in a failed coup attempt known as the Rawalpindi Conspiracy Case (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rawalpindi_conspiracy) and was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment in 1951. The jail term gave him a first-hand experience of the harsh realities of life, and provided him with the much-needed solitude to think and write poetry. Two of his greatest works Dast-e-Saba and Zindan-Nama were products of this period of imprisonment.

Also during that period in prison , he and his British wife Alys exchanged letters between themselves. These letters, which still exist symbolized human hope and aspirations. These letters have been published in books too.

Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Faiz Ahmed Faiz