INDEX OF Poets

Selected poetry of hundreds of poets

Dagh Dehlvi

1831 -1905 Delhi

Last of classical poets who celebrated life and love. Famous for his playfulness of words (idioms/ phrases).

One of the important poets from Gulbarga; worked tirelessly for the cause of Urdu

Danish Farazi

1924 -1980

One of the important poets from Tamil Nadu, known for his qitaat

One of the prominent young poets from Pakistan; died early of a deadly disease

A poet from Tonk estate, migrated to Pakistan following the Partition; published a collection called Shola-e-Jaan

Darshan Singh

1921 -1989

Known for his poetry of mystical and spiritual leanings; wrote poems on major religious and spiritual characters

Prominent scholar of Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit

Prominent contemporary and rival of Siraj Aurangabadi

A poet influenced by progressive thoughts, committed suicide at an early age

One of the romantic poets; also published a collection of romantic poems called Roomaniyaat

An important nazm poet from Pakistan

Noted story writer known for his stories on contemporary and psychological issues; also wrote critical pieces on the present state of fiction.

Popular poet, known for his ghazals as well as geet and mahiye; also wrote a history of Kashmir in verse called 'Aaj Shikaare Mein'

Well known short story writer, critic, and intellectual, who wrote thoughtful essays on contemporary literary issues and possibilities.