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پھرتے ہیں میرؔ خوار کوئی پوچھتا نہیں

دلی کا باغ جب نذرِ خزاں ہو چکا جب یہ اپنی خوش نما بہاروں سے ہاتھ دھو چکا تو اس باغ کے اکثر پرندے ہجرت پر مجبور ہوئے اور گلستانِ لکھنؤ میں اپنے آشیانے کے لئے شاخیں ڈھوندتے رہے میرؔ کی دربدری ٹھکانا چاہتی تھی پھرتے ہیں میرؔ خوار کوئی پوچھتا نہیں یہ زمانہ نواب… continue reading

Ahmad Faraz rekhta blog

Five Never-Heard-Before Couplets of Ahmad Faraz

Here are five couplets of Faraz that you may not have heard or read before.

Ada Jafarey Birth anniversary

Ada Jafarey

The poet, the woman, the mother

Ada Jafarey has had many distinctions: she was one of the first female voices of substance in Urdu poetry; she was refreshingly modernist, and above all entirely inimitable.

Qurratulain Hyder the best of Urdu Fiction Novelist

Qurratulain Hyder

Locating time present and time past in time future

Qurratulain Hyder’s distinction lay in the way she developed her vision of history and fiction as meta-history and meta-fiction. This is where she had an edge over all others who wrote before, or after her.

Neither Akhtar nor Safia live in flesh and blood now. The poems and the annotating epistles tell the tale of a remarkable affair with love, life, and art.

Jaan Nisar Akhtar

In dialogue with self and the self’s other

As a word, Jaan Nisar qualifies a person who can submit one’s life. Jaan Nisar Akhtar did so precisely to engage with the demon of life and the muse of poetry.

Independence day Urdu word slogan

Stairway to Freedom

Relive the freedom struggle through these Urdu Words.

The struggle for freedom has long and arduous till it reached the destined day.