Farmers Day Shayari

Literature has had respectable space for social issues one of which concerns the case of Farmers. Poets in particular, have engaged with this in their own ways. In fact, Urdu poets have celebrated their worth and spoken against their exploitation. This selection brings a variety of perspectives on these issues.

ab un ḳhvāb-gāhoñ meñ koī āvāz mat karnā

bahut thak-hār kar fōtpath par mazdūr so.e haiñ

ab un ki KHwab-gahon mein koi aawaz mat karna

bahut thak-haar kar footpath par mazdur soe hain

Nafas Ambalvi
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bojh uThānā shauq kahāñ hai majbūrī saudā hai

rahte rahte station par log qulī ho jaate haiñ

bojh uThana shauq kahan hai majburi ka sauda hai

rahte rahte station par log quli ho jate hain

Munawwar Rana
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bulāte haiñ hameñ mehnat-kashoñ ke haath ke chhāle

chalo muhtāj ke muñh meñ nivāla rakh diyā jaa.e

bulate hain hamein mehnat-kashon ke hath ke chhaale

chalo muhtaj ke munh mein niwala rakh diya jae

Raza Mauranvi

halāl rizq matlab kisān se pūchho

pasīna ban ke badan se lahū nikaltā hai

halal rizq ka matlab kisan se puchho

pasina ban ke badan se lahu nikalta hai

Adil Rasheed

mehnat kar ke ham to āḳhir bhūke bhī so jā.eñge

maulā barkat rakhnā bachchoñ guḌ-dhānī meñ

mehnat kar ke hum to aaKHir bhuke bhi so jaenge

ya maula tu barkat rakhna bachchon ki guD-dhani mein

Vilas Pandit Musafir

saroñ pe oḌh ke mazdūr dhuup chādar

ḳhud apne sar pe use sā.ebāñ samajhne lage

saron pe oDh ke mazdur dhup ki chadar

KHud apne sar pe use saeban samajhne lage

Sharib Mauranwi

so jaate haiñ fōtpath pe aḳhbār bichhā kar

mazdūr kabhī niiñd golī nahīñ khāte

so jate hain footpath pe aKHbar bichha kar

mazdur kabhi nind ki goli nahin khate

Munawwar Rana
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qādir o aadil hai magar tere jahāñ meñ

haiñ talḳh bahut banda-e-mazdūr ke auqāt

tu qadir o aadil hai magar tere jahan mein

hain talKH bahut banda-e-mazdur ke auqat

Allama Iqbal
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