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 that made a great appeal to his readers. Akbar wrote frankly on a number of issues including falsity, hypocrisy, politics, education, and social norms. Having an objective view of things, he may be appreciated as a humanist with deep concern for healthy politics, society, life, and living.
Here are 7 meme GIFs showing that classic poetry when styled like Akbar’s — fit so perfectly with the millennial idea of humour.
1) “Aap purush hi nahin… mahapurush ho…”
2) The yesteryear idea of group study-
3) The unseen scene of my after-death feasting-
4) Lag ja gale – for the pleasures of life
5) The frenemy who loves to complain –
6) Mom: “Clean your room”
Me: Finding an excuse like –
7) Don’t shy away from shyness
Concept & text: Aman Ali
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