Shakila Rafiq is a well known Urdu short story writer currently based in Toronto, Canada. Her style of story telling does not only articulate the thoughts, but also the images. She knows the art of story telling and avoids using weighty words and unfamiliar symbols. As she is in Canada for only last few years, her memories of the land where she grew up and received her education are still fresh, and therefore, picks up themes for most of her stories from that soil only instead of searching themes in the alien land. However, the theme of one of the short stories ("Ba Wazu Dulhan") she presented at a literary session of HUMSAR as derived from the new social milieu. It was a well constructed story and it's impact was superb.

Born in Sitapur (U.P) Shakila Rafiq did her Masters in Urdu from Karachi University. She worked in Pakistan Airlines for about seven years. She has to date seven collections of short stories to her credit.

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