Niyazi may be read as a poet of memories and reveries, fictions and fancies who drew upon them as his basic material. He was a poet of soft notes, audible whispers, and intimate expostulations. His disputes and dissents with life and time are firm, his diction is polite, and his tones of voice echo in hearts rather than heads.
Tag : Romantic
रियाज़ ख़ैराबादी के तआरुफ़ में सबसे ज़ियादा कही और सुनी जाने वाली बात ये है कि उन्होंने कभी शराब नहीं पी लेकिन शराब पर सबसे ज़ियादा और सबसे अच्छे शेर कहे। पहली बात पर यक़ीन के साथ कुछ नहीं कहा जा सकता लेकिन दूसरी बात पूरी तरह दुरुस्त है। उर्दू के साहित्यिक इतिहास में रियाज़… continue reading
A Romanticist-cum-Marxist, Sahir Ludhianvi remains with us as an iconic poet. Celebrated as a poet, film lyricist, he also remained at the centre of stories that has kept us fascinated over these decades. Here are some excerpts from his poetry that establish him as a poet of resistance par excellence. Dreams sustain us. Even in… continue reading
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.
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