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When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

Scott Kugle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626772
eISBN:
9781469626796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Two poets lived separate lives in the Deccan during the eighteenth century. Comparing them, this book illustrates the complexity of gender, sexuality, and religious practice in Islamic culture. Shah ... More


The Mushā‘irah in the Nineteenth Century

Ali Khan Mahmudabad

in Poetry of Belonging: Muslim Imaginings of India 1850-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190121013
eISBN:
9780190991678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190121013.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

Chapter 1 briefly locates the longer history of the mushā‘irah and then focuses on the Mughal mushā‘irahs in order to chart the subsequent changes that took place both in terms of their spatial ... More


Remnants

Devika Chawla

in Home, Uprooted: Oral Histories of India’s Partition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823256433
eISBN:
9780823268894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256433.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the importance of Urdu poetry for Mohanji and Roshanji, who were refugees of Partition of India. Urdu poetry provided a sense of “re-homing,” regret, and nostalgia for the ... More


The Progressives

Gopi Chand Narang

in The Urdu Ghazal: A Gift of India's Composite Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190120795
eISBN:
9780190990053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120795.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Poetry

Several Urdu poets drew their inspiration from revolutions in Russia and China and advocated similar transformation in India. The Progressive Writers’ Movement, established by Mulk Raj Anand and ... More


People All Around You: Locating Karachi in the Poetry of Azra Abbas

Asif Farrukhi

in Cityscapes of Violence in Karachi: Publics and Counterpublics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190656546
eISBN:
9780190848460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656546.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter by Asif Farrukhi pays tribute to the Karachi-based poet Azra Abbas. Farrukhi presents a poignant selection of eleven of Abbas’ poems. These poems address experiences of fear, loneliness, ... More


Poets in Prisons

Mushirul Hasan

in Roads to Freedom: Prisoners in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199458837
eISBN:
9780199087020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458837.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on political prisoners who resorted to poetry during their incarceration to express their sentiments against British authoritarianism and absolutism. From Mohamed Ali to Faiz ... More


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