Urdu Paedia

Common Terms in Urdu Poetry

asaatiizaa A collective term used to refer to the great masters of Urdu poetry. Most of the well known poets of Urdu fall into this category – Meer, Ghalib, Zauq,…

Elements of a Ghazal

bahr This is the metre of the poem. This can loosely thought of as the length of the sher. Both the lines of a sher MUST be of the same…

Biographies

Momin Khan Momin

Momin Khan Momin was born in respectable Delhi family in 1801. He studied Arabic and Persian. He had a multifaceted personality. Not only was he a renowned physician, he was…

Urdu Poetry

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