Published: May 6, 2019

Assistant Professor of Hindi/Urdu Rahul Bjørn Parson presented as a featured spearker during the International Conference of the Literary Society of Pakistan “Getting our Bearings Right: Literature, Society and Prosperity” at International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan on April 27-28, 2019. The conference was held by the Department of English, Faculty of Languages and Literature, International Islamic University Islamabad in collaboration with the Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue. This inaugural conference of the Literary Society of Pakistan aims at providing scholars a platform to delve into literary representations of the conditions of the millions of people living in the impoverished Global South. It also investigates how literature and literary criticism can be helpful in starting debates that can ultimately influence policies in favor of the deprived by suggesting how prosperity and literature could be interlinked.