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Progressive Writers' Movement
The Progressive Writers' Movement was a literary movement in the pre-partition British India, which came into existance in 1936. Dr M. D. Taseer , Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Prof Ahmed Ali, Dr Nusrat Jehan , Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi etc were the main figures of this movement.
According to Dawn newspaper, "Progressive Writers Movement in Urdu literature was the strongest movement after Sir Syed's education movement. The progressives contributed to Urdu literature some of the finest pieces of fiction and poetry. Undoubtedly, they were the trend-setters for the coming generation of writers, and their role cannot be denigrated or denied." 
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