Firaq Gorakhpuri makes a friend of the night. It is a living presence in his verses that hums with soft movement. It has its own rhythm, its own pace as it moves on moment by moment. Firaq recognizes this and connects with the elements of the night, the stars heave, the winds are infused with stories, the evenings have sorrows to share.
Archives : September 2019
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
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