You might know Ismat for her story ‘Lihaaf’ but she surely has much more than that. Here are some stories you should definitely read to know her better.
इमरोज़ की मिट्टी का गुदाज़, लोच और लचक देखकर हैरत होती है कि कोई इतना सहज भी हो सकता है। लोग जो भी बातें करते रहें, वो दर-अस्ल इमरोज़ को अमृता के चश्मे के थ्रू देख रहे होते हैं जबकि इमरोज़ किसी भी परछाईं से अलग अपने वजूद, अपने मर्कज़ से मुकम्मल तौर पर जुड़े रहे हैं।
Hazaaron kaam mohabbat mein hain maze ke Dagh
Dagh Dehlvi lived a life of pain and pining in love. He left behind a treasure-trove of love poetry but did not experience the blessings of love. His coffer was empty; he only knew of an illusory love and died with a wish for turning that illusion into a reality.
Ishq se tabeeyat ne zeest ka maza paaya
To think of love and life is to think of Ghalib the lover, and Ghalib the beloved. He was not angelic in form and moving, nor a god in his apprehension but he surely was a piece of work, not very noble in reason but infinite in faculty. He was indeed Shakespeare’s ‘quintessence of dust’ who saw his love going to dust with emotional attachment and philosophical detachment.
Ye Tamasha Ab Sar-e-Bazaar Hona Chahiye
Zafar Iqbal’s poetry contains an element of protest. Here are some couplets of Zafar Iqbal that will surely awaken your conscience.
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