Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Topic: Poet

Munawwar Rana, renowned Urdu poet, dies at 71

Renowned Urdu poet Munawwar Rana passed away at the age of 71, succumbing to a cardiac arrest at Lucknow's PGI Hospital after battling a prolonged illness for several months. 

Remembering Rehman Rahi, Kashmir’s literary genius

He was 98 years old and had been working since 14, when his father, a labourer, passed away. He first worked as a clerk...

Indian Rumis and the shadows of anti-Muslim violence

Recently, while the discussion around demuslimization of Maulana Rumi was gaining momentum, I was going through a collection of poetry of Dr. Bashir Badr, it suddenly stuck with me how we often reduce him to romantic poetry, taking cue from Maulana Rumi’s romanticization. Dr. Badr was born in Babri Masjid’s Faizabad, now Ayodhya, is a poet bearing the trauma of Anti-Muslim Meerut violence.