All dignity, all majesty to him who is known as Nazeer
Nazeer was a poet of the masses. He was a common man, wrote of the common people, and in the common language.
मीर तक़ी मीर ने दिल्ली के गली-कूचों को ‘औराक़-ए-मुसव्वर’ यानी ‘सचित्र पन्नों’ की उपमा दी थी। ये वो ज़माना था जब दिल्ली में साहित्यिक, तहज़ीबी और सांस्कृतिक सर-गर्मियाँ चरम पर थीं और यहाँ हर तरफ़ शे’र-ओ-शायरी का दौर-दौरा था। दिल्ली के कूचा-ओ-बाज़ार अपनी रौनक़ों और अपने सौन्दर्य के ए’तबार से अपना कोई सानी नहीं रखते… continue reading
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 commendable lyricist, an ingenious poet and above all a soulful artist who stays alive in our collective memory
: 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.
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