Monday, May 27, 2024

Topic: Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Poems from the ‘other’ side

From banning artists to setting up a fundamentalist narrative around poems of Faiz Ahmad Faiz- the populist regime has tried it all. Another reason for this hate has been the progressive approach of poets like Faiz and Habib Jalib. So, the aim of these translations is to write back to the ‘populist’ regime with love like Urdu always has. I dedicate these poems to all the sane souls of both sides of the border.

Moneeza Hashmi, daughter of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, deported from India

The daughter of honored Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz was deported for India after being invited to speak at a conference in New Delhi.