Selected poetry of hundreds of poets

Last of classical poets who celebrated life and love. Famous for his playfulness of words (idioms/ phrases).

1831 -1905 Delhi

One of the important poets from Gulbarga; worked tirelessly for the cause of Urdu

One of the important poets from Tamil Nadu, known for his qitaat

1924 -1980

One of the prominent young poets from Pakistan; died early of a deadly disease

1980 Quetta

A poet from Tonk estate, migrated to Pakistan following the Partition; published a collection called Shola-e-Jaan

Known for his poetry of mystical and spiritual leanings; wrote poems on major religious and spiritual characters

1921 -1989

Prominent scholar of Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit

1866 -1955 Delhi

Prominent contemporary and rival of Siraj Aurangabadi


A poet influenced by progressive thoughts, committed suicide at an early age

1932 -1936 Ratnagiri

One of the romantic poets; also published a collection of romantic poems called Roomaniyaat

1930 -1992 Rampur

An important nazm poet from Pakistan

Noted story writer known for his stories on contemporary and psychological issues; also wrote critical pieces on the present state of fiction.

Popular poet, known for his ghazals as well as geet and mahiye; also wrote a history of Kashmir in verse called 'Aaj Shikaare Mein'

1924 Meerut

Well known short story writer, critic, and intellectual, who wrote thoughtful essays on contemporary literary issues and possibilities.

1928 -2012 Delhi

A contemporary of Manto, Satyarthi roamed around to collect the folk songs of India.

1908 -2003 Delhi

Poet and lyricist. Famous for his lyrics in film Pinjar ‘Charkha chalaati maa’

1958 Hyderabad

A well-known poet from Tonk, also remembered for his naats


A poet of repute, disciple of Ameer Meenai; also wrote a novel called Dard-e-Dil

1875 -1959 Shahjahanpur

A poet prominent among the younger poets of Pakistan

1929 -1998 Karachi

A poet from Bhopal, edited two volumes of poetry called 'Bhopal Mein Ghazal' and 'Gumnaam Goshe'