About

Faiz-e-Zabaan (فیض زبان) is a non-profit organization for the promotion of the Urdu language and literature.

The word “Faiz-e-Zabaan” (فیض زبان) and its reversal “Zabaan-e-Faiz” (زبان فیض) came up as I was reading the poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz to my siblings during the autumn months of 2011. It was mainly during these reading sessions that I realized the need for a project to address the educational concerns with respect to the Urdu language and literature of those who are mainly habituated with English due to their educational association with English medium schools. At the same time I wanted to know what was happening in the world of Urdu language and literature.The “Faiz-e-Zabaan” organisation is the result of these two concerns.

At present Faiz-e-Zabaan is working on a project called “Shabnaama”. Shabnaama serves as a media catalogue which gathers all the news, articles and columns published on-line related to the Urdu language and literature. The project aims to be the first free electronic resource for providing an extensive database of news and articles published in the on-line media concerning the Urdu language and literature.

The project started in May 2012. The project will benefit anyone who wants to keep him/herself updated with what is going on in the world of the Urdu language and literature.