Jazbi: Beyond the Blizzard of Words
Shafey Kidwai
FAROZAAN: MODERN URDU LOVE POEMS by Moin Ahsan Jazbi (Translated from the original Urdu by Sami Rafiq) Hawakal, 2023, 120 pp., INR 350
September 2023, volume 47, No 9

It is widely believed, not too erroneously,  that Urdu poetry, since its inception, has been narrating tantalizing tales of unrequited love, rejoicing in pain and spiritual sublimity in an evocative idiom.  It seeks to juxtapose individual feelings of desolation and deprivation with universalizing aesthetics in an idiom shaped by a blizzard of words.

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