LAHORE    -   Monty Python (a British comedy troupe) referring to the history of the eccentric teapot said that it was really fascinated that how tea rooms provided an opportunity to create and discuss literature and how the tea rooms changed from country to country. “Tea is just an excuse. I am drinking this sunset, this evening and--you,” she writes in her article, reflecting her feelings on the co-rela­tionship of a tea-room and creativity of literature. Around the globe, the custom of tea and Qehwa houses is incredibly hoary. Located in down­town and cultural areas or every market, these tea houses entertain common people of different races, castes, colors, and creeds. During British rule, a tea house from 1939 to 1940 was established in Lahore, located at the bank of Mall Road. In the start of its establishment, the tea house was named “India Tea House,” where people from various schools of thought were gradually accus­tomed to coming for discussions. 

Nobody could believe that this tea house someday would become an axis of literary personalities, poets, and writers. For ages, Lahore had been incorporating an impressive and majestic significance for be­ing the center of cultural, literary, and academic activities. Filled with life, music, fun, art, dance, food, and heritage, it really cast a magical spell on a traveler that produces the per­son always remember the memo­ries and impression of the loving city. And whosoever visits or comes to Lahore; becomes a part of this conurbation. An impressive belt of legendary personalities came and permanently settled here due to the magical effect of city and its heritage. Owing to these activities, the name “Pak Tea House” is at the top of the list, which has its own history of be­ing a dominant spot for the groom­ing of art, literature, and culture. Likewise, many other organisations like Anjuman-e-Ittehaad-e-Punjab, Bzm-e-Adab Punjab, and Anjuman-e-Matalib-e-Mufida Punjab started working in collaboration with one another, reveals a document of YMCA. Then in 1943, another orga­nization emerged with the name of “Halqaa-e-Arbab-e-Ilm.” The com­panions of this organisation includ­ed Agha Shorish Kashmiri, Malik Aslam Hayyat and Syed Nazir Zaidi, noted Poet and Critic professor Dr. Saadat Saeed told APP. 

It was a peak time for Lahore’s education and literature. The dawn of educational institutes emerged within the subcontinent.