اقبال کی اردو نثر، تدوین کا ابتدائی خاکہ
Author(s) : ڈاکٹر خالد ندیم
It is being said continuously that the research work on Iqbal has been done to such an extent that there is no need or demand for more, so now it has become an assumption and further reflection on Iqbal’s life, thought and art has been avoided. The statement is not issued in the recognition of Iqbal’s grandeur not greatness, but is simply to prevent further work on Iqbal; otherwise no basic work has been done on Iqbal instead of talking about the scope of research on Iqbal. In fact, apart from Iqbal’s Urdu and Persian poetry collection and other his work, Iqbal’s prose could not yet presented according to modern methodology of editing in a single volume. This was to be done at the institutional level, but so far no practical steps have been taken, so after many years of waiting and frustration, I decided to carry the burden on my own weak shoulders. Although the difference between the institutional and the individual is obvious, I have tried as much as possible to present an initial outline of Iqbal’s prose, which could later be amended and augmented to pave the way for the approach of a complete volume.