Much of what we think or say about Premchand today is usually clichéd. We have been made to believe that this literary major of our times was only a fiction writer, and a Hindi fiction writer to be precise, who emerged and stayed on primarily as a storyteller of rural life. All these are sheer misrepresentations that need to be redressed.
A brief appreciation of Ghazal and its characteristics
Talking about the appeal of Urdu Ghazal, it would be no exaggeration to assert that ghazal dwells outside the bounds of Time. Despite almost eight hundred years of its existence, it hasn’t lost its magnetic sheen. This blog unravels the elements of a ghazal that render to it its essential language-less musicality and enchanting lure.
Remembering Kaif Bhopali on his twenty seventh death anniversary
A commendable lyricist, an ingenious poet and above all a soulful artist who stays alive in our collective memory
Five couplets of Qateel Shifai on unrequited love
: Various poets in their mesmerizing couplets have frequently encapsulated the emotional states of the one-sided lover. Here are five such couplets of Qateel Shifai, one of the most prominent Urdu poets and lyricists.
Dushyant Shakuntala: An eternal love story yet again; yet again from the Mahabharata
Millions of stories lie alive in our collective memory. Most of them are those of love. Written by Nature and Destiny, this is an eternal story of love at the first sight. Once again this comes from the Mahabharata, the treasure trove of dharma and itihasa.
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