Shiv Kumar Batalvi is considered a stalwart in modern Punjabi poetry. A quick web search tells you that he is the poet of lament and the internet is quick to define pathos as his
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Dom Moraes once wrote a moving tribute to a relatively unknown poet, and countless others like him, aptly titled ‘Poet Whom No One Discovered’. He was talking about the quiet, elegant and extraordinary poems
Nund Reshi or Sheikh Noor ud-Din Wali, also popularly known as Sheikh ul-Alam, was a Kashmiri mystic. He is oft regarded as the patron saint of Kashmiris.
It is said that Nund Reshi spent over
Many of us are familiar with the lyrical ode to intoxication, the famous Hindi poem ‘Madhushala’ (The Winehouse) by Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907-2003). Of course, the imagery of madira (wine), saaki (server) and pyala
It is easy to find ideas and practices that divide us, superficial markers like ‘caste’ or ‘religion’ that allow us to brand somebody as ‘The Other’. Nida Fazli did the opposite; even in loss
Allama Iqbal—poet, philosopher, theologian, and politician—is often seen as having inspired the Pakistan movement. There, he is a revered figure for being the architect of the dream of a nation. In India, his memory
The very first specimen of travel writing in Odia, ‘Utkala Bhramanam’ (Utkal-ancient name for Orissa and Bhramanam-tour) was, in fact, not a travelogue at all.
In his first ever published work, Fakir Mohan Senapati does
The glory of the Mughal empire had already begun a steady decline by the time Bahadur Shah Zafar ascended the throne in 1837. He was well in his sixties and had witnessed the rise
N.M. Rashid wrote what is arguably the greatest free verse poem in the Urdu language and a glorious statement to love and creativity. His poem, ‘Hassan Koozagar’ (Hassan the Potter) tells the story of