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Poets/Writers From Aligarh

Total: 145

Prominent post-modern poet who went missing in 1996

Asad Badayuni

1952 - 2003

Leading poet who taught Urdu literature at AMU, Aligarh, also published a literary magazine 'Daairay'

One of the founding fathers of modern Urdu criticism in the subcontinient.

Waheed Akhtar

1935 - 1996

One of most outstanding modern poets and critics.

One of the founders of modern Urdu criticism.

Abul Kalam Qasmi

1950 - 2021

Akhtar Ansari

1909 - 1988

Known for his emotional intensity tinged with irony

Athar Parvez

1925 - 1984

Indian historian, religious scholar, and diplomat

Khurshidul islam

1919 - 2006

One of the most prominent Urdu critics.

Prominent contemporary poet, associate professor of Urdu at Aligarh Muslim University

Prominent progressive critic and a story writer of romantic nature

Manzoor Hashmi

1935 - 2008

Moin Ahsan Jazbi

1912 - 2005

One of the most prominent Progressive poets. Famous for his widely sung ghazal 'Marne ki duaen kyun maangun…'.

Rahi Masoom Raza

1927 - 1992

Well-known fiction and film writer known for his dialogues in TV serial "Mahabharat".

Rasheed Jahan

1905 - 1952

A votary of non-traditional thoughts, a well known short story writer and playwright. One of the authors included in the controversial volume Angaarey, she drew upon women’s issues fearlessly.

Sajida Zaidi

1929 - 2011

One of the leading women poets in India.


1936 - 2012

One of the most prominent modern Urdu poets and lyricist. Wrote songs for the movie "Umrao Jaan". Recipient of the Bhartiya Gyan Peeth award.

Syed Amin Ashraf

1930 - 2013

One of the prominent modern poet.

Varis Kirmani

1927 - 2012

Ze Khe Sheen

1894 - 1922

Abida Samiuddin

1934 - 2012

Dr. Maula Bakhsh

1963 - 2021

Fatima Zaidi

1930 - 1970

Hajra Nazli

1921 - 2004

Hamid Allahabadi

1941 - 1991

Prominent upcoming poet and critic. Recipient of Sahitya Academy's Yuva Puraskar.

Zahida Zaidi

1930 - 2011

One of the leading women poets in India.

writer, story critic and translator of the new generation.

One of the promising younger poets

Furqaan Sanbhali

1973 - 2021

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