Timsal Masud’s research interests include translation and poetry, particularly marsiya (elegy). He edited marsiya poems of Mir Anis in three volumes. (Forthcoming: City Press, Karachi. 2021). He is an author of Essential Urdu Dictionary (Teach Yourself, 2015) and co-edited an Urdu reader Urdu-namah. (Forthcoming: City Press, Karachi. February 2021). He also writes a bi-weekly column for the Urdu newspaper AAG, Lucknow.