Shahid Hosain was born in Aligarh, India, in 1934. He is a literary critic and poet, and his poetry has been published in multiple anthologies, including Pieces of Eight: Eight Poets from Pakistan (1971) and Pakistani Literature: The Contemporary English Writers (2nd edition, 1987). His work also appears in First Voices: Six Poets from Pakistan (1965), the first-ever anthology of Pakistani poetry in English, of which he was also the editor. Hosain received his education both in Pakistan and the United Kingdom.
Audio Recordings with Shahid Hosain
- Shahid Hosain reading Pakistani poetry in English with comment in the Recording Laboratory, Oct. 3, 1974