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Books shelved as urdu-literature: Patras Kay Mazameen / پطرس کے مضامین by Patras Bukhari, Urdu Ki Akhri Kitaab / اردو کی آخری کتاب by Ibn e Insha, پیر کا. PDF | Christina Oesterheld and others published Urdu Literature in Pakistan: A Site for Alternative Visions and Dissent. PDF | The book holds an ample coverage on Ghalib, Firaq, Faiz, Iqbal, 'protest journalism', Shafey Kidwai in his book 'Urdu Literature and.
A hundred longings fill my soul, a thousand yearnings throng my heart. Although many at least in India are not conversant with the Urdu script, thanks to ghazals and Hindi film songs most understand and appreciate Urdu poetry written in Roman or Devnagari. Many books of Urdu poetry were written in Roman and Devnagari with the meanings of the tough words given in footnotes, and some books even giving English translations. A generation of Urdu poetry lovers grew up on those. Saadat Hasan Manto and Ismat Chughtai have also been transliterated in Devnagari or translated into English and become very popular. However, not many reader friendly books have been written on Urdu poetry and prose. Many masterly academic papers remained in the realms of academia and did not percolate down to non-academic readers.
They are often a collection of names with a line or two of information about each poet, followed by specifics about his composition. Some of this Tazkiras give biographical details, and a little idea of the style or poetical power is transmitted. Even the large anthologies do not systematically review an author's work.
Most of them have the names in alphabetical order, but one or two are ordered by historical chronology. The majority quote only lyrics, and the quotations are usually chosen randomly.
Main article: Urdu poetry Urdu poetry reached its peak in the 19th century. The most well-developed form of poetry is the ghazal , known for its quality and quantity within the Urdu tradition. Sonnets[ edit ] Urdu poets influenced by English and other European-language poetry began writing sonnets in Urdu in the early 20th century.
Novels[ edit ] Initially, Urdu novels focused on urban social life, eventually widening in scope to include rural social life.
They also covered the changing times under the progressive writing movement inspired by Sajjad Zaheer. He was not novlist but a short story writer. However, the independence of Pakistan in greatly affected the novel, bringing up questions of identity and migration as can be seen in the major works of Intezar Hussain and Quratulain Haider.
Towards the end of the last century the novel took a serious turn towards the contemporary life and realities of the young generations of India.
The most significant novels of the current generation of Indian novelists in Urdu, which demonstrate a new confidence in contemporary life, are Makaan by Paigham Afaqui , Do Gaz Zameen by Abdus Samad, and Pani by Ghazanfer. These works, especially Makaan, brought the Urdu novel out of the prevailing themes of the independence of Pakistan in and identity issues and took it into the realm of modern-day realities and issues of life in India.
Makaan influenced many English writers such as Vikram Seth , who turned to novel writing. Paigham Afaqui's second major novel, Paleeta, was published in and depicts the tension of the political sickening of a common Indian citizen in the six decades after India's independence.
Bewildered by the disappointing state of democracy and the transformation of Indian society into a mental desert the central character dies after leaving behind his writings which catch fire. Within twenty years of publication over , copies had been printed; and was also translated into Bengali, Braj, Kashmiri, Punjabi, and Gujarati.
It has never been out of print in Urdu. In an English translation was published in London by G. Today many are unaware that Premchand started writing in Urdu, switching to Hindi later because it was commercially more viable.
The translations are fluid and impeccable.
Of course, the stories of Manto and Chugtai were a no-no in genteel houses, so I read them very recently. It was gifted to young brides as a bible by which to conduct their lives. Legends and love stories Having grown up hearing stories of Sheikh Chilli, Mullah Dopiaza and folklore, I was enthralled by the popular literature section, as most of its contents were new to me. Urdu poetry has many references to prophets and saints and their miracles. So the explanations from famous men will come in handy for the lay reader.
Unlike western literature, Eve alone was not held responsible for the original sin. I suppose, as in all things, patriarchy throws its shadow on Urdu literature as well, where Eve tempts Adam with wine to eat the grain of wheat, which she has already consumed.
Those who enjoy Ghalib and Mir — and I must confess the latter is my favorite — will love the comparison Russell draws between their love poetries, with wonderful translations. With beautiful examples Russell proves how Mir was a committed lover whose love could be classified as junoon madness , but Ghalib held back. He had reservations, was unwilling to commit whole-heartedly, and his love was just love, not madness.
Adu ke ho liye jab tum to mera imtihaan kyon ho? If it was to him you gave your heart; what would you want with testing me? Most books on Urdu poetry and prose tend to ignore the change that came after the failed war of independence in Russell describes Sir Saiyyad Ahmed Khan, the Aligarh Movement, and the satirical poetry of Akbar Ilahbadi in the political and cultural atmosphere of that era.
Apart from this, Iqbal had a body of socialist poetry as well as secular verses on Ram and on Guru Nanak, while his Tarana e Hind is still sung in schools.