Rekhta blog Momin Khan Momin

Ishq Naama Banaam Momin Khan Momin (1800-1851):

Tumhein Yaad ho ke na yaad ho

Momin lived to love and loved to live but he could not have luck with any of his beloveds.

Akbar Allahabadi

Akbar Allahabadi in a New Avatar!

7 Urdu shayari memes for the millennial idea of humour

In Akbar Allahabadi, Urdu language found a humorist, a satirist, a commentator, and a reformer. Unlike many, his satire is not corrosive, or black in nature. He lived during the British Raj and his poetry provides glimpses into the socio-political conditions of that age. He chose to be jovial and politely critical in his poetry… continue reading

Amrita pritam First woman writer in Punjabi

Amrita Pritam

The Immortal Romantic

If one was to define Amrita Pritam’s journey in this world, one would simply say: “Love with Sahir, Marriage with Singh, Life with Imroz”.

Ahmad Faraz rekhta blog

Five Never-Heard-Before Couplets of Ahmad Faraz

Here are five couplets of Faraz that you may not have heard or read before.

Ada Jafarey Birth anniversary

Ada Jafarey

The poet, the woman, the mother

Ada Jafarey has had many distinctions: she was one of the first female voices of substance in Urdu poetry; she was refreshingly modernist, and above all entirely inimitable.

Qurratulain Hyder the best of Urdu Fiction Novelist

Qurratulain Hyder

Locating time present and time past in time future

Qurratulain Hyder’s distinction lay in the way she developed her vision of history and fiction as meta-history and meta-fiction. This is where she had an edge over all others who wrote before, or after her.