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‘Firaq’: The poet who celebrated...

New Delhi : Scholars have devoted tomes...

Shahryar – the person and...

By Mohammed Shafeeq, Book: Shahryar: A Life in...

‘Firaq’: The poet who celebrated India’s assimilative culture

New Delhi : Scholars have devoted tomes to it, politicians have waxed long about it, but it was an Urdu poet who furnished the most abiding, yet concise expression of the idea, history, and ethos of India. And that too in less than a dozen words — though with two compound formulations, while including his pen-name too: “Sarzameen-e-Hind par aqwam-e-alam ke ‘Firaq’ / Kafile baste gaye, Hindustan banta gaya. This composite and syncretic sentiment forms the bedrock of the poetry of Raghupati Sahai ‘Firaq Gorakhpuri’, considered among the foremost Urdu poets...

‘Firaq’: The poet...

New Delhi : Scholars have devoted tomes to it, politicians have waxed long about it, but it was an Urdu poet who furnished the...

Shahryar – the...

By Mohammed Shafeeq, Book: Shahryar: A Life in Poetry; Author: Rakhshanda Jalil; Publisher: HarperCollins; Price: Rs 599; Pages: 226 Shahryar (1936-2012) was arguably one of the...

Naseeruddin Shah to...

Mumbai : National Award-winning veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah will launch the book "Beloved Delhi- A Mughal City And Her Greatest Poets", written by Delhi...
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