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INDEX OF Artists

Selected poetry of hundreds of poets

Popular poet and lyricist famous for his lyrics in film Paakeeza.

Kaifi Azmi

1918 -2002 Mumbai

One of prominent progressive poets with popular appeal. Also film lyricist famous for his lyrics in films like Heer Ranjha, Kaghaz ke Phool etc.

Prominent contemporary Indian poet of classical tone.

famous expert on arooz and scholar.

Prominent poet, recipient of Sahitya Academy award.

Prominent Pakistani poet of humour and satire, living in New York, USA.

Prominent modernist fiction writer, known for his stories around existential issues; also the author of books on Marquez and Milan Kundera in Urdu.

One of the founding fathers of modern Urdu criticism in the subcontinient.

Famous for his ghazal 'Go zara si baaat par barson ke yaraane gai.' sung by many singers.

Popular poet who also penned film lyrics.

Post Modern Urdu Poet known for Libertanian radical views.

One of the important short story writers to emerge in the 70s; known for his iconoclasm.

One of the most prominent contemporary poets known for his unique love-poetry

One of the most prominent contemporary poets, also having popular appeal.

One of the most prominent contemporary Pakistani poets

Renowned woman poet from Pakistan known for her bold views on women and her strong stand against religious fundamentalism.

Popular poet, a fine exponet of the language and culture of Lucknow.

A contemporary of Manto, associated with the Progressive Writers Movement, known for his stories of romance and social realism.

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