stories, vikram, vetaal

Wondrous Literary Narratives

Baitaal Pacheesi and Singhasan Batteesi

Literary narratives are known to have a latent relationship between their oral and written forms. Two analogous Indian narratives–Singhasan Batteesi (Thirty-Two Tales of the Throne) and Baitaal Pacheesi (Twenty-five Tales of Baital)–that have passed from the oral to a variety of written forms over a long period of time may be mentioned in this context.

wali-uzlat, poetry, profile

हैं और भी दुनिया में सुख़नवर बहुत अच्छे…

। ख़ुदा-ए-सुख़न मीर तक़ी ‘मीर’ जो बड़े बड़ों को ख़ातिर में नहीं लाते थे, उनकी सुख़न-गोई के मद्दाह थे, अपने तज़्किरा ‘निकात-उश-शो’अरा’ में ‘उ’ज़लत’ को ‘ख़ूबियों और कमालात का मजमूआ’ कहा है।

Majaz, love, story, poetry,

Ae gham-e-dil kya karoon, ai wahshat-e dil kya karoon

Finding love in revolution; revolution in love!

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

poetry, shatari, sher, urdu, blog

شعر کہانی

شعر کے پس پردہ ایک واقعہ

کبھی اے حقیقتِ منتظر نظر آ لباسِ مجاز میں
کہ ہزاروں سجدے تڑپ رہے ہیں مری جبینِ نیاز میں

meer taqi meer, love, poetry

Aashiqi Mein Meer Jaise Khwaab Mat Dekha Karo

It is said that Meer used to go wild at the sight of the moon, as he had an illusion that the face of his separated beloved was reflected in the moon.

The love-life of Akhtar Shirani: Imaginary or Real

Bahut tadpaayegi dil ko hamaari daastaan ik din

The love-life of Akhtar Shirani: Imaginary or Real?

Anisur Rahman One who wrote poems like Sarzameen-e Ishq, Ai Ishq Kaheen Le Chal, Ai Ishq Hamein Barbaad Na Kar, Badnaam Ho Raha Hoon, Jahaan Rehana Rehti Thi, Chand Lamhe Azra Ke Saath, Shikwa-i- Judaai, Aiteraaf-e Mohabbat and many more of the kind must be in the dock of lovers. Whether Akhtar Shirani had really… continue reading