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What was the first weekly horoscope to be published in Urdu?

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HoroscopeUrdu.com published the first weekly horoscope in the Urdu language in 2013. Urdu is one of two official languages of Pakistan. Although astrology is a large part of Hindu culture and taught at in some Indian universities, the online publication of weekly horoscopes in the Urdu language is very recent.

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Lal Kitab is the earliest text written about astrology, and horoscopes originate from North India. Indian author Pandit Roop Chand Joshi wrote Lal Kitab, a treatise on astrology in the eighteenth century. Lal Kitab is a five-book set written in Urdu. It is a comprehensive overview of Hindu astrology and palmistry.

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