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Urdu poetry


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.

‘Courtesans brought older aesthetic traditions to the new nation’

January 23, 2018 2:23 am

In her latest book, Dancing with the Nation: Courtesans in Bombay Cinema, author Ruth Vanita examines the role of real-life courtesans in shaping early Hindi cinema, their changing on-screen portrayal and unique status as independent women.

Dastango and the sea of stories

April 03, 2015 12:00 am

The Dastangoi tradition is the confluence of many cultures and civilisations

Mushaira Calling

April 03, 2014 12:05 am

Jashn-e-Bahar, a celebration of Urdu poetry, comes to the city

‘He was with us for Diwali... Would a staunch Muslim feel at home?’

March 31, 2014 2:30 am

Families, friends, teachers of Jaipur youths say IM ‘link’ unbelievable

Mushaira Magic

September 15, 2013 4:39 am

Invited for a mushaira during the Pune Festival,three Urdu poets discuss the fading art form and whether the language will survive the test of time

Spreading the Word

August 14, 2013 12:11 am

Urdu writers are increasingly transliterating their poetry in Hindi and English