Diwan-e-Ghalib: The Greatest Diwan of Urdu Poetry
Linguistics and critics of Urdu hail Diwan e Ghalib as the turning point for Urdu poetry, as Ghalib used simpler and shorter verses to communicate. Although Mir was the father of Rekhta, Ghalib was certainly the most influential poet of Rekhta.
Ghalib’s verses like below represent Ghalib’s command of simple choice of word which deliver powerful message:
Ugg Raha Hai Darr O Deewar Se Sabza Ghalib
Hum Bayabaan Main Hain, Aur Ghar Main Bahaar Ayi Hai
Unn Ke Anay So Jo Ati Hain Munn Per Ronaq
Woh Samjhte Hai Ke Bemaar Ka Haal Acha Hai
Ghalib’s Urdu verses are mainly focused on Ishq-e-Majazi [inferior love] rather than Ishq-e-Haqiqi [superior love of God and Prophet], in which none can closer to Dr. Muhammad Iqbal.
Nonetheless, Ghalib change the tide of Urdu Ghazal like no other.
Diwan-e-Ghalib is unsurprisingly no less than the Diwan-e-Hafiz by Hafiz Shirazi and Urdu’s answer to the Persian.
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