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Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Faiz Ahmad Faiz


To reduce Faiz to a single identity is to crush his universal language

January 23, 2020 9:38 am

To judge Faiz for hurting Hindu sentiments is an unfair indictment of his composite vision and heritage that was shaped by India. Poets like Faiz are above political ideologies and affiliations.

‘He is still haunting unjust rulers from beyond the grave,’ says Faiz’s grandson

January 07, 2020 6:15 am

Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s grandson, Ali Madeeh Hashmi, on the controversy over Hum Dekhenge and how poetry is an inspiration for political change.

First Pak, now India has failed the poet who belongs to both countries

January 05, 2020 6:43 pm

India is, in fact, not offended by Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s “communalism”; it is offended by Faiz’s pluralist message in 2019.

Not sad but funny to call Faiz Ahmed Faiz's 'Hum Dekhenge' anti-Hindu, says daughter Saleema Hashmi

January 02, 2020 10:05 pm

The controversy pertains to the reported recitation of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s “Hum Dekhenge” by IIT-Kanpur students during a protest against the amended Citizenship Act.

The story of Faiz’s Hum Dekhenge — from Pakistan to India, over 40 years

December 27, 2019 11:20 am

Hum Dekhenge was a powerful and popular poem, but it assumed iconic status and became a universal anthem of protest and hope after it was rendered by Iqbal Bano in 1986, and live recordings of that performance were smuggled out of Pakistan.

Ismat Chughtai 103rd birth anniversary: Google doodle honours iconic writer

August 21, 2018 6:02 pm

Ismat Chughtai: In adherence to the literary movement of the partition era, Chughtai was one of the most notable beacons of the Progressive Writer's Association- an umbrella organisation of left-leaning writers with Marxist undercurrents which included writers like Manto and Faiz Ahmad 'Faiz'.

A Life Of Poetry & Adventure

May 21, 2016 12:02 am

Alys Faiz’s memoir recounts a life less ordinary

Protest Melodies

April 03, 2013 3:01 am

While in prison,Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz had penned this famous nazm in a letter to his wife Alys.

Protest Melodies

April 03, 2013 2:59 am

While in prison,Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz had penned this famous nazm in a letter to his wife Alys.

Prithvi Theatre has reserved this week for literature

March 16, 2011 1:14 am

For Rekha Bhardwaj,the thrill of performing live at Prithvi Theatre for the first time,comes with a challenge.