Nazms

Nazm is the generic term for the non-ghazal poetry that came to Urdu under the influence of the English poetry during the second half of the 20th century, and soon established its independent presence. Nazms are written both in rhymed verse following a rhyming scheme as well as in the free-verse form. Now prose poetry has also got established in Urdu

Well-known poet and editor of literary journal 'Istefsaar'

1978

A poet known for his poems on personalities, incidents, festivals, and topical issues. Also wrote a play called 'Hindustani Soorma'

One of the founders of modern Urdu criticism.

1911 -2002

One of the prominent poets of Pakistan known for his unique responses to modern-day social issues in his Ghazals and Nazms

1977

A promising poet from Pakistan who committed suicide at the age of 27

1965 -1992

Prominent post-modern poet who went missing in 1996

1956

Prominent among the new generation poets

1994

Contempory Pakistani poet having a popular appeal.

1961

Prominent poet from Mumbai, well-known to connoisseurs of serious poetry.

1950

Prominent Pakistani poet and translator; translated select works from world literature including Tagore’s Gitanjali

1927 -2010

Known for his songs and poems of deep social consciousness; also a translator of Punjabi poetry

A prominent literary figure from Bihar known for his poetry and other poetical compositions on a variety of subjects.

1940

A major poet to emerge in the 60s; known for his poetry of higher consciousness and intense emotional nature

1929

Well-known poet and prose writer

A poet known for his social concerns, better known for his Nazms

Widely-reputed Pakistani poet, well-known to serious poetry lovers.

1954

An important poet of Hamd and Naat

A contemporary poet from Pakistan, known for his poems of human sensitivities; popular in literary circles

Poet and critic, authored books on Urdu fiction; Urdu faculty in Delhi University

1968

A well-known poet to draw upon Islamic thought

1928 -2009

One of the prominent women poets famous for the soft and lyrical tone of her poetry.

1924 -2015

Well-known poet and author to draw upon social issues, also edited an important journal 'Qaumi Zaban' published from Pakistan

One of the leading modernist poets who broke many conventions. Wrote poetry in Urdu and Gujarati. He was also a famous calligrapher and playwright

1936 -2008

A poet of classical tradition, drew closely upon mystical poetry

1887 -1971

Prominent pre-modern poet generally known for children's poetry

1895 -1958

An important poet of Nazm from Pakistan

1933

One of the leading Pakistani poets known for his layered poetic expression.

1946