Intikhab-e-Kalam: Hali (Urdu)Publication details: Pakistan; OUP; 2011Description: 64 Pages; PaperbackISBN:
|Item type||Current library||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode||Item holds|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Karachi Urdu Poetry||891.43 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||PKLL000047|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Lahore Urdu Poetry||891.43 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available||PKLL000170|
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This book is a selection of the poems of Altaf Husayn Hali, who under the aegis of the British Education Department effected a transition of Urdu poetry from Persian oriented to English oriented norms. Hali even intellectually, was the most important transitory poet. Earlier in life he was a pupil of Ghalib the first Urdu poet to have philosophical themes. In this he wrote traditional poetry which had individual traits. As a socio-political reformer he influenced Iqbal, the first poet to have a philosophical system. Even the dialectic poems of Hali proved to be extremely popular and even now they are recited in assemblies. This selection has been judiciously done.
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