Dagh Dehlvi

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داغ دہلوی ان مستند اساتذہ سخن میں شمار کئے جاتے ہیں، جن کی شہرت و مقبولیت استنادی حیثیت کی ہے ۔ ان کی غیر معمولی شہرت نے ان کو شاعری کے آسمان پر پہنچا دیا۔ داغ، زبان کے بادشاہ ہیں اور زبان پر جو قدرت انھیں حاصل تھی وہ کسی دوسرے کو نصیب نہ ہوسکی۔فصاحت و سادگی کے ساتھ ساتھ ان کے کلام میں شوخی ظرافت اور خاص بانکپن پایا جاتا ہے۔ ان کا کلام اردو زبان کے محاوروں اور روز مرہ بول چال کا خزانہ ہے۔ محاورے دوسروں نے بھی استعمال کیے ہیں لیکن داغ کی طرح بے ساختہ پن کہیں نہیں پایا جاتا۔انھیں بلبل ہندوستان ،جہاں استاد،ناظم یار جنگ،دبیر الملک اور فصیح الملک کے خطابات سے نوازا گیا،زیر نظر کتاب داغ دہلوی کا دیوان ہے، جو ایک طرح سے انتخاب ہے، جس میں اشعار کو حروف ابجد کے اعتبار سے پیش کیا گیاہے۔

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Dagh Dehlvi

Dagh Dehlvi


Nawab Mirza Khan Dagh Dehlavi  (1831-1905), was born and brought up in the red fort of Delhi where his mother was married to prince Mirza Mohammad Sultan, son of Bahadur Shah Zafar. After his father’s death, he had to leave the red fort, and after the fall of Delhi in 1857, he had to move to Rampur where he lived in comfort for more than a decade. Later, his changing conditions, for good or bad, took him to other centres of renown like Lucknow, Patna, Calcutta, and Hyderabad.

As a disciple of Zauq himself, and with a large number of eminent disciples to his own credit, Dagh deliberated upon the aesthetic principles of ghazal as a form of intimate poetic conversation. He charged the common speech and combined the poetic manners of the Lucknow and Delhi schools. In its totality, Dagh’s poetry is idiomatic and appealing, laden with emotions and good humour. He did not take the idea of love to philosophical heights but engaged with the experience of love at a human level, bringing it close to eroticism. Cumulatively, he is playful with language, least Persianised in his diction, witty in turns of phrases, urbane in addressing, and full of gaiety and simplicity in his essential approach to his material. Apart from his four divaans, representing the last hallmarks of classical poetry, he has left behind a bunch of letters and a long narrative poem.


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