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words for beloved in Urdu poetry

A Guide to Addressing the Beloved in the Manner of Poets

The metaphor & the analogy render beauty conceivable. Without them, beauty cannot be spoken of. How could a poet refer to the beloved, if not through the mesmerizing charm of metaphors?

poetry, shatari, sher, urdu, blog

Sher Kahani

شہرِ ادب کی فہرست میں رام پور کا نام بھی خاص اہمیت کا حامل ہے،یہ سر زمین بھی اپنے ستاروں سے آسمان تھی۔ یہاں کے درو دیوار بھی ثفاقت اور تہذیب کے آئینے تھے، نواب فیض اللہ خاں کے زمانے میں یہ دبستان رامپور کی پہلی ادبی محفل ہوئی اس شمع کے گرد جو پروانے… continue reading

Qissa Kahaani Banaam Kamroop and Kalakaam

The love-story of prince Kamroop and princess Kalakaam, being one of the most popular stories of India, has been narrated variously in various languages of the world.

Ghalib allusions, words, blog

क्या ग़ालिब के शेरों में आए ये लफ़्ज़ आपको भी मुश्किल में डालते हैं?

अच्छी शायरी का मुआमला ज़रा अलग क़िस्म का होता है, इसमें लफ़्ज़ों के परे एक ऐसी दुनिया होती है कि अगर आप उस तक पहुंचने से असमर्थ रहे तो शायरी के असल आनंद से वंचित रहेंगे।

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Gulshan-e-Ishq

It is almost impossible to say for sure when the story of prince Manohar and princess Madhumalti was told first and by whom. It may be safe to surmise that it is essentially a travelling tale that reached different people through folklorists. Supposedly, Sheikh Manjhan was the first to write this story in Hindi under the title of Madhumalti sometime in the mid-sixteenth century. During different periods of history, this story was written and re-written at least nine times in Persian and thirteen times in Urdu with different titles. The one written by Mohammad Nusrat Nusrati in 1657 is a memorable literary memento from the garden of love, so appropriately titled as Gulshan-e-Ishq.

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