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Qissa-Kahaani Banaam Heer Ranjha

In life we part; in death we meet: The story of Heer and Ranjha,love in life.love is life,

Some stories never die; they are told again and again, from time to time, place to place, author to author. One such is the story of Heer and Ranjha. About six centuries old now, it was first narrated in verse by one DamodarArora during the reign of Emperor Akbar. Damodar was a native of Jhang where the story is broadly based and he had heard it from one Raja Ram Khatri who is supposed to be an eyewitness to all that happened. Since then it has been narrated variously and in various languages, both in verse and prose. One of the most notable narratives came from Waris Shah in 1766, apart from several others in Sindhi, Haryanavi, Hindi, Urdu, Persian, and English. In Persian alone, there are as many as twenty versions of this story and in Urdu not less than fifteen.

mirror, aaina-shayari, poetry

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

wali-uzlat, poetry, profile

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

Sadat-hasan-manto, ishq-nama, ishq, love, life

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.

poetry, shatari, sher, urdu, blog

شعر کہانی

شعر کے پس پردہ ایک واقعہ

بات ہے جمنا کے کنارے بسی ہوئی اس دلیّ کی جس کی آغوش میں ابھی مرزا اسداللہ خاں غالب کی سانسیں لہر لے رہی ہیں غالب نفس کوچے شعر و سخن کی فضا میں اپنے پیچ و خم طے کر رہے ہیں پر کشش ہویلیوں کے دریچوں پر ٹھہری ہوئی ہوائیں شمعِ محفل کو داد… continue reading

love story, meera, meeraji, mad, love, urdu

Meeraji daana to naheen hai, aashiq hai saudaayi hai

A man more than a myth, a myth more than a man!

A major modernist poet, by all means, Meeraji is also a myth of sorts. He had to be so, for he lived a life completely atypical and totally abysmal.

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