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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Urdu poetry


Remembering Majaz Lakhnavi, the Keats of Urdu poetry

October 19, 2021 4:37 pm

Majaz, uncle of lyricist Javed Akhtar, was one of those rare gems whose poetry reflected two most important aspects: romance and revolution.

Saving India's Urdu heritage, one book at a time

August 26, 2020 1:09 pm

In 2015, the Rekhta Foundation started Jashn-e-Rekhta, a festival of the letters and the arts to popularise Urdu. In 2017, it launched Aamozish, an e-learning platform, where over 60,000 people have learnt the language till date.

A modern Urdu poet

August 13, 2020 8:17 pm

Rahat Indori wrote both sophisticated Urdu couplets and more popular compositions. He was an artist who lived on his own terms.

Remembering Rahat Indori: A friend, brother, and poet

August 12, 2020 9:05 pm

Noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori passed away Tuesday following a heart attack. He was 70

Rahat Indori passes away; revisit some of his best ghazals

August 12, 2020 9:27 am

The poet's words weaved magic, and early last year his line 'Kisi ke baap ka Hindustan thodi hai', taken from ghazal ‘Agar khilaaf hain hone do' became the clarion call of the anti-CAA protests which erupted across the country

May Day: How Urdu poets romanticised the working class

May 01, 2020 12:17 pm

Urdu poets rage against the deprivations of labourers and farmers and have written about them in glorious terms, like irtiqa ka peshva (a frontrunner of evolution) and tehzeeb ka parwardigar (the nourisher of culture).

Urdu and the young poets

December 27, 2019 2:45 pm

It is not past that's on the young Urdu poets' minds; it's the future. They reflect on the state of the nation, talk of lighting candles amid darkness.

Kamlesh Biswas’ mushairas are getting people interested in Urdu poetry

October 06, 2019 4:44 pm

For two years, Biswas has been organising mushairas — evenings of ghazals, nazams and Hindi poetry — in Pune.

Majrooh Sultanpuri: A soulful sojourn of a poet-lyricist

October 01, 2019 4:13 pm

Lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri's 100th birth anniversary falls on October 1.

How I found my tribe in mehfils of Hindustani poetry

September 14, 2019 10:32 am

Literary mehfils have seen an upsurge at every level, thanks to the reintroduction of poetry and literature to the younger generation by YouTube poetry videos.