Urdu Poetry and its Eminence

Urdu poetry (Urdu: اُردُو شاعِرى‎) ( Urdu Shairi )

Urdu Poetry has numerous kinds, and is a prosperous tradition which has adopted very much from the Persian language and simply derived from the Arabic language. It consists of various forms such as Qawwali, the musical Poetry, Ghazal, the two lines couplets, Masnavi which dictates the romantic poetry and also the Hamd and Marsiya. But, Urdu Poetryneeds two or more forms to illustrate the Poet’s aspiration which includes Tazkira, Shayari and many other forms. Urdu Poetry is famous in both semantic and bilateral Asian nations i.e. Pakistan and India. The late Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Was not only a poet but a musician, philosopher and a great saint of Sindh. He invented a unique instrument for composing music known as “Tambooro”. Faiz Ahmed Faiz was not only a political hero, who was nominated 4 times for the Nobel Peace Prize Award and has won one. But, He was also a traditional poet who served glowingly in Asian Countries. His famous peace attempt between Pakistan and Bangladesh was one of his renowned act for which he never truly got credit.


Mirza Ghalib at the Age of eleven, started his Peotry and was mentioned as “The God Gifted Letter Writer”. He was merely proud of his Persian poetry rather than his Urdu Poetry. Urdu Poetry performed a major role in the distribution of relationships Between big Nations. The poetic Heroes introduced Diwans which are called a collection of Poems and these victors are always remembered in our lives and have never hesitated to inspire us in any way. As there is the delighted Urdu poetry but there is also Sad Urdu Poetry which has a dismal and wretched format and is loved by the people who are engaged in depression or compassion. It is an excessive way to express feelings to the world and is written by numerous poets. Every Urdu Poet uses a chief title for their Pen known as Takhallus, which is the main Identity mark of Urdu Poetry. Takhallus was first introduced by Mirza Ghalib.


Allama Iqbal was not only a Poet, but a philosopher and a Politician and was trended as the Major classical Poet by the Asian Nations. His first book, Asrar-e-Khuda received extensive praise. After this achievement, he started indulging people by writing in Urdu and had become a figure of literature from his famous Urdu books, namely  Armughan-e-Hijaz, Bang-i-Dara, Zarb-i-Kalam and many others. Allama Iqbal was the most famous poet of Asia, and is also generally known as the poet of the east. His Poetry is also translated in various famous languages along with other poets. Urdu Poetry has been famous since the 18th Century, when poetry was written additionally in the Persian rather than in Urdu Language. Iraj Mirza, Aref Qaznavi, Farrokhi Yazdi were the Famous Poets of the 18th Century.

Mir Taqi Mir was the poetry immense of the 18th century, who gave the scenery to Urdu language. Kulliaatwas one of his comprehensive works which consists of six Diwans having  13,585 couplets. Another Dime was Nazir Akber Abadi, who was known as ”Father Of nazam”. Nazir’s poetic reserves consists of 200,000 verses. One of the greatest achievements of Nazir was the “Hans Nama”  which was written in the love and patriotism of his nation. It is said That No other Urdu poet used as many words as Nazir did. These poets have played a great role in developing a source of gratification. They are always remembered in our lives and they have never faltered to inspire us in any way. Urdu Poetry is performing a huge role in the society and is majorly appreciated all around the world.