Articles By Anisur Rahman

Anisur Rahman (b.1950) is a poet, translator and literary critic. Formerly a Professor of English at Jamia Millia Islamia, a Central University in New Delhi. He is currently Senior Advisor at Rekhta Foundation, the world’s largest website on Urdu language, literature, and culture. He has worked and published in the areas of Comparative, Translation, Urdu, and Postcolonial Studies with special reference to the literatures of South Asia, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. He has to his credit four books authored by him, six edited/co-edited volumes, and two collections of Urdu poetry in English translation. Professor Rahman has also been an academic administrator. He has served as Head, Department of English; Dean, Students Welfare; Director, Centre for Coaching and Career Planning; and Registrar, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has been a Shastri Fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada (2001-2002) and a Visiting Scholar at Purdue University, USA (2007).

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Ishqnaama: The love-life of Meeraji

A major modernist poet, by all means, Meeraji is also a myth of sorts. He had to be so, for he lived a life completely atypical and totally abysmal.

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Ishqnaama: The love-life of Asrar-ul-Haq Majaz

Asrar-ul-Haq Majaz (1911-1955), also known as Majaz Lakhnavi, has traditionally been called a poet of romance and revolution.

The love-life of Akhtar Shirani: Imaginary or Real

Ishqnaama: The love-life of Akhtar Shirani

Akhtar Shirani has been painted as a poet who lived his life too liberally, drank incessantly, and cared little for a regulated kind of life. This made him a bohemian of sorts. His manners angered his family, especially his father.

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Ishqnaama: The love-life of Mohammad Iqbal

Iqbal and Atia remained friends for long. When Iqbal returned to India after completing his education in Europe, he remained unhappy and passed through a phase of emotional crisis because of domestic issues and traditional environment around.

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Ishqnaama: The love-life of Nawab Mirza Khan Dagh Dehlvi

Dagh Dehlvi lived a life of pain and pining in love. He left behind a treasure-trove of love poetry but did not experience the blessings of love. His coffer was empty; he only knew of an illusory love and died with a wish for turning that illusion into a reality.

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