Kishwar Naheed was born in Bulandshahr, North India, in 1940. After partition she shifted to Lahore where she was to become one of Pakistan's foremost poets. Her ?rst collection of verse, Lab-e Goya, was published in 1968 and earned her the Adamjee Literary Award. Her next two works of poetry, Benaam Musafaat and Galiyan, Dhooop, Darwaze, were published in 1971 and 1978 respectively. As the editor of Mah-e No, she had a number of essays, stories, and poems translated into Urdu. In additon to poetry, she has also written works of prose, including an abridged translation of Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. Her autobiography, Buri Aurat ki Katha, however, remains her most famous work. She was awarded the honorary Sitara-e-Imtiaz and the Kamaal-e-Fan Award for her literary services.