Nazms of the month
This page has been visited times since May 10th, 1997.
anam completes one year
maiN akelaa hi chala tha jaanib-e-manzil magar
Yes it was a long journey but it would not have been possible wothout the support of all. There are so many people who wrote words of encouragement, suggestions and contributed to this site.
The year started with 'aawaara' by Majaz and ended by 'abhi to maiN jawaan hooN' by Hafeez. It has been a delight to post for the first time on the web works of poet like Majaz, Makhdoom, Sarvar Jahanabadi. That did not mean that i left more "popular" poet like Faiz, Sahir and Jigar. Altogether anam gave its reader a well balanced view of Urdu poetry which covered from love to a festival to just a season to freedom (or lack thereof). Poems which longed for the childhood to words intoxicated with the wine of youth.
We celebrated love with Makhdoom, escaped for love with Akhter Shiraani and Majaz used his love for changing a social order. We were prisoned with Faiz but never gave up hope. Josh and Jigar has taught us the meaning of life and love.
Firaq celebrated the Fall season and Sarvar longed for his childhood. Nazeer showed us the brilliance of Diwaali with his words.
When the Indian subcontinet was celebrating its 50 years of independence Josh made us to stop and think if we had really achieved freedom.
As is the case of Urdu poetry, there were more nazm dealing with love ( even though differnent aspects of love), but these nazms touched almost all the aspects of life. Next year will be same and we will explore more of Urdu poetry and in effect will explore ourselves.
Enjoy and ponder...
nazar-e-inaayat zaraa idhar bhi...