Literature

Lucknow Literary Festival

Rendezvous in the City of Nawabs Lucknow, the city of Nawabs was once the epicenter of the quakes of various literary, cultural and social activities. From shayari to dastangoi and qawwali, the city gave birth to many different arts of storytelling, singing a...

Iftikhar Arif Hussain

A Poet without Boundaries “duniya badal rahi hai zamane ke sath sath ab roz roz dekhne wala kahan se laaen" The poet's story reads from behind an iridescent, profound and musical veil of beauty. The origin itself a craved pedestal of a rare incident. It...

The Journey of Urdu Poetry Through Ages

Tribute to the wordsmiths of Lucknow Dilli Jo Ek Shahar Tha Aalam Mein Intekhab Rehte Thay Jahan Muntakhab Hi Rozgaar Ke The troubles at Delhi towards the end of eighteenth century and beginning of nineteenth century proved to be a blessing for th...

Pandit Brij Narayan Chakbast

Ramayan in Urdu is contribution from Lucknow “Zindagi Kya Hai Anasir Mein Zahoor-e Tarteeb, Maut Kya Hai Unhi Ajza Ka Paresha'n Hona" Pandit Brij Narain Chakbast was one such personality whose name is still taken in high esteem by the lovers of Urdu...

Mirza Salamat Ali Dabeer

Lucknow is proud on his Legendary Marsiya Poet “Khana Hai Na Pani Na Qaza Hai Na Rihai, Kis Dukh Mein Hain Allah Duhai Hai Duhai" Mirza Salamat Ali poetically surnamed Dabeer was born at Delhi in 1803. There is a good deal of discussion regarding the no...

Chhannu Lal Dilgeer

Ganga – Jamuni Tehzeeb in Marsiya “Abid Se Yeh Baatein Abhi Karti Thi Woh Dilgeer, Jo Ahl-e Jafa Aa Gaye Karne Lage Taqreer” Atif Hanif Marsiya is an elegy of the dead; however it is mostly confined to the elegiac poems on the martyr of Hazrat Imam Hus...

Asrar-ul Haq Majaz

Keats of Urdu Poetry “Khoob Pehchaan Lo Asrar Hoon Mein, Jins-e Ulfat Ka Talabgaar Hoon Mein" Asrar-ul Haq Majaz ( 19th October 1911 – 5th December 1955 ) is one of the most important poet of mid 20th century. Famous for both romantic as well as revolut...

Farangi Mahal

Cambridge Of The East Saira Mujtaba Nestled in the narrow lanes of the old city near the police chowki of Paata Naala, is a legendary hub of knowledge called Farangi Mahal. The family of this great institution of learning traces its origin from Hazrat Ab...

Wajid Ali Shah : The Star Still Shines

The last Nawab of Awadh was a great poet Jab Chorr Chale Lucknow Nagri, Kahein Haal Ke Hum Par Kya Guzri A Lucknowite can feel the pain when one migrates from this beautiful city. That feeling of anguish was truly expressed by Nawab Wajid Ali Shah (30th ...

Pandit Anand Narain Mulla

(24th October 1901 – 12th June 1997) One of the finest example of Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb of Lucknow in Literature Sar-e Mehshar Yehi Puchunga Khuda Se Pehle, Toone Roka Bhi Tha Bande Ko Khata Se Pehle Forgotten in the recently concluded Lok Sabha electi...