Mirza Athar Baig is a Pakistani novelist, playwright and short story writer. He has been associated with the Department of Philosophy, at the Government College University in Lahore. His fiction works include the novel Ghulam Bagh (The Garden of Slaves), considered one of the central works of literature in the Urdu language.
The novel has been quite popular in Pakistan and critically acclaimed, as five editions have been published since the first one in 2006.
In addition to Ghulam Bagh, a collection of Baig's short stories, titled Beh Afsana (The Non-story) was published in 2008. His second novel, Sifar se aik tak (From zero to one) was published in 2010. In July 2010, the DAWN newspaper published a review of Sifar se aik tak commenting on its popularity with the youth, which Baig's literature is reputed to enjoy in general.
His third novel, Hassan Ki Surat-e-Hal, was published in 2014 and has received critical acclaim in Pakistan as well as in international media.With his third novel, Baig explores his comic-realism style of writing in much more depth.
Mirza Athar Baig has also written several television plays, including Daldal, Hissar, Khwab Tamasha and Nashaib. Although he has since taken a break from television writing to fully focus on his literary pursuits.Ghulam Bagh
Sifr se aik tak
Hasan Ki Surat-e-Hal
Yeh Azaad Log
Sikar Dupair (Punjabi)
Lafz Ayina Hai
Dhund Mein Raasta