Nazm is the generic term for the non-ghazal poetry that came to Urdu under the influence of the English poetry during the second half of the 20th century, and soon established its independent presence. Nazms are written both in rhymed verse following a rhyming scheme as well as in the free-verse form. Now prose poetry has also got established in Urdu
Aaftab Rais Panipati
A poet known for his poems on personalities, incidents, festivals, and topical issues. Also wrote a play called 'Hindustani Soorma'
One of the prominent poets of Pakistan known for his unique responses to modern-day social issues in his Ghazals and Nazms
Abdul Ahad Saaz
Prominent poet from Mumbai, well-known to connoisseurs of serious poetry.
Abdul Aziz Fitrat
Abdul Aziz Khalid
Prominent Pakistani poet and translator; translated select works from world literature including Tagore’s Gitanjali
Abdul Majeed Bhatti
Known for his songs and poems of deep social consciousness; also a translator of Punjabi poetry
Abdul Mannan Tarzi
A prominent literary figure from Bihar known for his poetry and other poetical compositions on a variety of subjects.
Abdul Mateen Niyaz
A major poet to emerge in the 60s; known for his poetry of higher consciousness and intense emotional nature
Abhishek Kumar Amber
A contemporary poet from Pakistan, known for his poems of human sensitivities; popular in literary circles
Abu Bakr Abbad
Poet and critic, authored books on Urdu fiction; Urdu faculty in Delhi University
One of the prominent women poets famous for the soft and lyrical tone of her poetry.
Well-known poet and author to draw upon social issues, also edited an important journal 'Qaumi Zaban' published from Pakistan
One of the leading modernist poets who broke many conventions. Wrote poetry in Urdu and Gujarati. He was also a famous calligrapher and playwright
Aditya Pant Naaqid
Afzal Ahmad Syed
One of the leading Pakistani poets known for his layered poetic expression.
Poet, journalist, and playwright; known for his books on folk theatre and folk songs
Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi
Poet based in Delhi, works for the Persian service of All India Radio
Pakistani poet, only second to Faiz Ahmad Faiz in popularity. Rose to iconic stature powered by his seductively romantic and anti-establishment poetry.
Prominent modernist poet, story writer, one of the first poets to write prose poems; also edited important journal "Tashkeel".