Archives : April 2019

jigar-moradabadi, love, love-story, love-life

Ishqnaama: The love-life of Jigar Moradabadi

Jigar Moradabadi lived two lives of love and longing. In one, he was liked, loved, and then helplessly separated from his beloved; in another, he was accepted, rejected, and finally reunited with one who happened to be his wife once.

mirror, aaina-shayari, poetry

ANDAAZ APNA DEKHTE HAIN AAINE MEIN WOH

Mirror has been used both as a metaphor and a symbol in Urdu poetry. Here is how some of the poets have explored the different aspects of a mirror in their shers: Now, looking at herself in the mirror she is despaired Then, how proud she was for not proffering her heart Look into the… continue reading

wali-uzlat, poetry, profile

हैं और भी दुनिया में सुख़नवर बहुत अच्छे___क़ाएम चाँदपुरी

मोहम्मद क़यामुद्दीन ‘क़ाएम’ चाँदपुरी अठारहवीं सदी के मुम्ताज़ शाइ’रों में शामिल हैं। ‘क़ाएम’ चाँदपुरी की पैदाइश तक़रीबन 1725 में क़स्बा चाँदपुर, ज़िला बिजनौर के क़रीब ‘महदूद’ नाम के एक गाँव में हुई थी। लेकिन वो बचपन से दिल्ली में आ रहे और 1755 तक शाही मुलाज़मत के सिलसिले से दिल्ली में ही रहे। दिल्ली की… continue reading

Sadat-hasan-manto, ishq-nama, ishq, love, life

Ishqnaama: The love-life of Sadat Hasan Manto

She was neither a figment of Manto’s imagination, nor his fantasy; she was real as a real being could be —made of flesh and blood who could put him to a tough test.

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