Ikramullah Ikramullah was born in 1939 in Jandiala, a small village in the Nawan Shehr district of Jalandhar in India. He finished high school in Amritsar. After Partition his family moved to Multan ? where he did his BA in 1953 and two years later took a law degree from University Law College at Lahore. After practising law in Multan for a few years, he went into the insurance business in 1965, retiring in 1990. He has been writing fiction since 1962 and published several collections of short stories and novellas, one of which, Gurg-e Shab (The Nocturnal Wolf), was banned soon after its publication in 1978. More recently, he has published a novel, Sa'e ki Avaaz (Shadows Speak).