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Salam Bin Razzaq is the pen name of Shaikh Abdussalam Abdurrazzaq, who was born in 1941 in Panwil in Maharashtra, India. He finished high school in 1960 and published his first short story two years later in the literary magazine Shaa’ir. He is the author of three collections of short stories, two in Urdu and one in Hindi; he also translates Marathi fiction into Urdu. He is currently selecting and translating a two-volume collection of Marathi writing from the last twenty-five years for the Maharashtra State Urdu Academy. He lives in Mumbai, where he teaches in a school run by the Municipal Corporation.