About Hasrat Mohani

Maulana Hasrat Mohani was born in Mohan, U.P., India in 1881. His full name is Syed Fazlul Hasan Hasrat Mohani.He was a distinguished freedom fighter, a legendary parliamentarian, a revolutionary Muslim and the first activist to demand complete freedom from the British in 1921 from an All –India Congress Forum. As a renowned Urdu Poet he was an exponent of ‘Jadeed’ ghazal who rejuvenated the genre with fresh and simple images.Soon after his graduation, from Aligrah Muslim University, he launched the monthly “Urdu-e-Moalla”, a Literary-cum-political magazine.Lack of financing forced him…

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Josh Malihabadi – Biography

  Josh Malihabadi was born as Shabbir Hasan Khan on 5th December, 1898 at Malihabad. He did his senior Cambridge from St. Peter’s College, Agra in 1914. In 1918, he spent about six months at Shantiniketan. He studied Arabic and Persian. Due to the death of his father, Bashir Ahmed Khan, in 1916, Josh was unable to avail of a college education. In 1925, Josh started work at the Osmania University, supervising translation work. He was exiled from the state of Hyderabad for writing a nazm against the Nizam. He…

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