aaj ik aur baras biit gayā us ke baġhair
jis ke hote hue hote the zamāne mere
Prominent post-modern poet who went missing in 1996
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.
One of most outstanding modern poets and critics.
One of the founders of modern Urdu criticism.
Known for his emotional intensity tinged with irony
Indian historian, religious scholar, and diplomat
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
One of the most prominent Progressive poets. Famous for his widely sung ghazal 'Marne ki duaen kyun maangun…'.
Well-known fiction and film writer known for his dialogues in TV serial "Mahabharat".
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.
One of the leading women poets in India.
One of the most prominent modern Urdu poets and lyricist. Wrote songs for the movie "Umrao Jaan". Recipient of the Bhartiya Gyan Peeth award.
One of the prominent modern poet.
Prominent upcoming poet and critic. Recipient of Sahitya Academy's Yuva Puraskar.
One of the promising younger poets
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