Habib Jalib

Habib Jalib was one of the most renowned Pakistani revolutionary poet. A left wing activist and politician, he was a staunch democrat who opposed martial law, authoritarianism and state oppression. Books of Habib Jablib include 1. Sar-e-Maqtal 2. Zikr Behte Khoon Ka 3. Gumbad-e-Bedar 4.  Kulyaat e Habib Jalib. Habib Jalib was born on March 24, 1928 as Habib Ahmad in a village near Hoshiarpur, British India and died on March 12, 1993. He migrated to Pakistan after partition and worked as a proof reader in Daily Imroze, Karachi. Continue reading

Abdullah Kamal

Abdullah Kamal: Kamal was amongst the last generation of Urdu poets in India that not only had absolute command over Urdu diction but also made full use of the legacy of Urdu poetry from Wali to Meer and Ghalib to Nasir Kazmi. Abdullah Kamal was 62 when he died in 2009. He was living in Mumbra, Mumbai for a few years. (Courtesy: Muslim Saleem) Continue reading