Breaking Barriers: Kishwar Naheed on the Fierce Woman

Woman as outcast, woman unvanquished, woman as a force to be reckoned with.

Kishwar Naheed is known to be an outspoken individual who defied stereotypical expectations. Her verses celebrate the woman who asserts herself and thrives in spite of adversities. Through her poetry, her construction of femininity stands out – uncontrollable and unapologetic.

Here are some shers that have been often used by politicians.

Poetry in politics, politics in poetry

Poetry has many uses. Politicians too have explored poetry in their own ways. Here are some shers that have been often used by them.

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The love-life of Jigar Moradabadi

Loving is a way of living. Jigar lived love, as he lived life, and suffered both in all innocence.

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ANDAAZ APNA DEKHTE HAIN AAINE MEIN WOH

Mirror has been used both as a metaphor and a symbol in Urdu poetry. Here is how some of the poets have explored the different aspects of a mirror in their shers: Now, looking at herself in the mirror she is despaired Then, how proud she was for not proffering her heart Look into the… continue reading

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हैं और भी दुनिया में सुख़नवर बहुत अच्छे___क़ाएम चाँदपुरी

मोहम्मद क़यामुद्दीन ‘क़ाएम’ चाँदपुरी अठारहवीं सदी के मुम्ताज़ शाइ’रों में शामिल हैं। ‘क़ाएम’ चाँदपुरी की पैदाइश तक़रीबन 1725 में क़स्बा चाँदपुर, ज़िला बिजनौर के क़रीब ‘महदूद’ नाम के एक गाँव में हुई थी। लेकिन वो बचपन से दिल्ली में आ रहे और 1755 तक शाही मुलाज़मत के सिलसिले से दिल्ली में ही रहे। दिल्ली की… continue reading

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The Love-life of Sadat Hasan Manto

She was neither a figment of Manto’s imagination, nor his fantasy; she was real as a real being could be —made of flesh and blood who could put him to a tough test.

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