The metaphor & the analogy render beauty conceivable. Without them, beauty cannot be spoken of. How could a poet refer to the beloved, if not through the mesmerizing charm of metaphors?
Ishq kya kahiye ke kya kya ishq hai: The story of a queen and a peacock
The stories of human-animal love are not too rare. Here is an atypical story of love between a queen and a peacock told by no less a master craftsman than Meer Taqi Meer (1723-1810). This verse- narrative known as More Naama has survived through two centuries and has been acknowledged as an exemplar of Meer’s skill of telling a tale in a poetical framework which is allegorical in nature and far reaching in appeal
شہرِ ادب کی فہرست میں رام پور کا نام بھی خاص اہمیت کا حامل ہے،یہ سر زمین بھی اپنے ستاروں سے آسمان تھی۔ یہاں کے درو دیوار بھی ثفاقت اور تہذیب کے آئینے تھے، نواب فیض اللہ خاں کے زمانے میں یہ دبستان رامپور کی پہلی ادبی محفل ہوئی اس شمع کے گرد جو پروانے… continue reading
Suno ab katha ishq ke naam ki/Kumwar Kaamroop aur Kalakaam ki
The love-story of prince Kamroop and princess Kalakaam, being one of the most popular stories of India, has been narrated variously in various languages of the world.
अच्छी शायरी का मुआमला ज़रा अलग क़िस्म का होता है, इसमें लफ़्ज़ों के परे एक ऐसी दुनिया होती है कि अगर आप उस तक पहुंचने से असमर्थ रहे तो शायरी के असल आनंद से वंचित रहेंगे।
Finding love--at last--in the garden of love.
It is almost impossible to say for sure when the story of prince Manohar and princess Madhumalti was told first and by whom. It may be safe to surmise that it is essentially a travelling tale that reached different people through folklorists. Supposedly, Sheikh Manjhan was the first to write this story in Hindi under the title of Madhumalti sometime in the mid-sixteenth century. During different periods of history, this story was written and re-written at least nine times in Persian and thirteen times in Urdu with different titles. The one written by Mohammad Nusrat Nusrati in 1657 is a memorable literary memento from the garden of love, so appropriately titled as Gulshan-e-Ishq.
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