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Molayee was a very gifted poet, who was fond of playing harmonium and singing his own poetry. Sital has edited this poetry very much according to Guru Granth. The form and mood of these Kafis is classical. The Punjabi League and the Punjabi Cultural Society were formed in early , and a number of minor Punjabi organizations, such as the Punjabi Morcha Punjabi Front , created in by Sardar lqbal Dhillon, proliferated. The Conference demanded that Punjabi be used as the medium of instruction at the lower level. To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide us with the items specified below.
There was also no parallel of other modernist trends in East Punjabi poetry, which have had little or no influence in West Punjab. An important impact of literary isolation between East and West Punjab can now be seen in the growth of two somewhat distinct Punjabi literary languages there, in which some vocabulary is not even mutually comprehensible. In West Punjab, the writers, magazine editors, and book publishers have had to deal with several issues in developing a literary Punjabi.
Persian alphabets that have long been adopted for writing Punjabi language cannot represent all Punjabi sounds, and the efforts to modify and add new symbols are still in the works. The debates on these issues are on but no general agreement is in sight. Questions of representation of regional dialects in standardized Punjabi, and replacement of Urdu and Persian vocabulary with pure Punjabi words is still a work in progress. In East Punjabi literature, Sanskrit vocabulary is now used in abundance.
West Punjabi readers in general are not familiar with most of the Sanskrit words used in East Punjabi writings, to the point that magazine editors and book publishers who transliterate and publish in Shahmukhi now resort to providing annotations of these words. The lack of state patronization of Punjabi language also left a significant impact on West Punjabi literature. Unlike East Punjab, where Punjabi enjoys the status of the state language, the Pakistani emphasis has been on the propagation of Urdu.
Punjabi writers and activists who supported Punjabi during the s can be counted on fingers. Tariq Rehman draws this grim picture as follows: Soon after the creation of Pakistan, Punjabi vanished as a university subject.
In , however, some activity did begin when a meeting of some Punjabi intellectuals was held at Dyal Singh College under the presidentship of Syed Abid Ali Abid. All the participants were distinguished men of letters, M.
Taseer and Faqir Muhammad Faqir amongst others. They decided to work towards making Punjabi the language of education in the Punjab and to encourage publications in Punjabi. West Punjabi Poetry publishing the monthly Punjabi in Its editor, Faqir Muhammad Faqir, was successful in persuading eminent Punjabi literary figures, who had made their name in Urdu literature, to write for it.
The Punjabi League and the Punjabi Cultural Society were formed in early , and a number of minor Punjabi organizations, such as the Punjabi Morcha Punjabi Front , created in by Sardar lqbal Dhillon, proliferated.
But none of these organizations was able to get Punjabi accepted as even an optional language in the University of the Punjab in The first significant event of this period was the Punjabi Conference held on March 9, at Lyallpur.
It was sponsored by the Punjabi Bazm-e-Adab literary society and its main purpose was consciousness-raising.
Having migrated from Jullundur to Lyallpur, Varsi organized his society under an acceptable Persian name. The major impediment to the acceptance of Punjabi, as perceived by Punjabi intellectuals, was that most literate Punjabis and perhaps also the illiterate exhibited various degrees of cultural shame about their language.
In his presidential address at the conference, Abdul Majid Salik pointed to this and the fact that Muslim Punjabis had always served Urdu. He was, however, quick to add that the progress of Punjabi should not be at the expense of Urdu which should remain the national language of Pakistan. The Conference demanded that Punjabi be used as the medium of instruction at the lower level.
This was accepted in principle, although no real change was made. In fact, since all the provinces of West Pakistan had been amalgamated into One Unit by this time, the ruling elite was less supportive than ever of the indigenous languages of the former provinces. Almost all sources of information in West Punjab such as educational institutes, newspapers, magazines, books, radio, and television predominantly provide knowledge in Urdu and English. Since Urdu and English are the languages that are needed in the job market, many Punjabi parents, especially in cities, converse with their children in Urdu, which has remained the first language of choice for the vast majority of new generations of writers in West Punjab.
Given all these difficulties, it is important to register that West Punjab has produced literature, in particular poetry, that is at par with Punjabi literature produced any where in the world. The interest in writing Punjabi poetry that is created through this exposure to classical Punjab poetry is still the most important inspiration, and the main source for nurturing the creative talents of Punjabi poets.
Mainly through establishing Punjabi literary organizations, holding conferences and symposiums on Punjabi language and literature, publishing Punjabi books and a few magazines, and various other activities, these individuals have been able to sustain production of Punjabi literature without support from the state and its institutions. Even the best efforts of this small cadre of Punjabi writers and activists has not been able to fill all the gaps in the development of Punjabi literature and literary language in West Punjab left by the lack of state patronization.
Postgraduate studies in Punjabi are offered only in Punjab University, Lahore, and there is no provision for teaching it at the primary level in the schools.
This sole department at the university level can neither fulfill the needs of academic research in Punjabi, nor can it train or employ enough scholars to carry out research work needed.
One outcome of this deficiency is the lack of Punjabi literary criticism in West Punjab. Most West Punjabi writers have to play the dual role of Punjabi writers and activists for the promotion of Punjabi language, and when they turn their attention to the research work, their first preference so far has been to explore the rich heritage of Punjabi classical poetry in order to raise the interest of West Punjabis in Punjabi literature.
As compared to a vast array of books, academic thesis, and other material that has been published in East Punjab on Punjabi poetry, it is hard to find any credible critique of modern Punjabi poetry in West Punjab. Post-Partition West Punjabi poets have few readers and no serious critics to properly appreciate and evaluate their poetry.
The poetic scene during the early years was dominated by traditional poets, though a new generation of Punjabi poets had begun to shift towards modern poetry by writing in blank verse or making other changes in form and style.
An important poet of this early period of West Punjabi poetry is Ustad Daman He also became a disciple of Ustad Hamdam and received guidance from him in the art of writing poetry.
Ustad Daman got his early fame from reciting Punjabi poems in the public gatherings of Indian National Congress during the freedom movement. His nationalistic poetry became very popular. He was arrested a couple of times for criticizing the politicians and government. Even Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto had warrants issued for his arrest for writing a highly critical poem about the policies of his government.
When the United States carried out its first coup in —you know they prefer ruling Pakistan through the military—the great Punjabi poet, Ustad Daman—who was an oral poet his poetry is only written down occasionally gave a big poetry reading.
Some of our best poets were in prison. Ustad Daman came to recite. He was a big man with a wonderful voice. He recited some apolitical poems about birds fluttering here and there. The poem went something like this: He was picked up the next day and was locked up for three weeks.
Until Partition, Sharif Kunjahi b. He had started writing poetry in the s, but published relatively little and even that was done later in his career.
His first collection, Jagrate Sleepless Nights containing 37 poems, was published in Gurmukhi in , and in Shahmukhi in Most of the West Punjabi critics rightfully credit him as the pioneer of modern Punjabi poetry, but he is not very well known in East Punjab.
Even his earliest poems have all the elements of modern poetry: What excuse? The truth is that you were the real reason Who had made that village a place for pilgrimage. What a beautiful name it had, How exciting it was to just listen to its name. Looking at its trees from a distance would take away all tiredness, It seemed like their branches were giving me a signal to come close.
Standing under their shadow was heavenly.
Today, I will walk by those trees. Nothing is pulling me towards them, Neither do I feel the loving touch of breeze coming from your village No one is there to meet me with affection Or waiting for me, Hiding behind the Kikkar trees, and alone I am passing by your village As if it is a graveyard, not a village. Translated by SHR]. West Punjabi Poetry and experiment with new modes and techniques. His services to West Punjabi literature as a poet, scholar, critic, lexicographer, and translator are widely recognized in West Punjab.
He also published his autobiography in Using the idiom, imagery, and diction of folk songs, he created beautiful poetry of unique charm.
First and foremost, his poems addressed the tragic experience of Partition. With the exception of Amrita Pritam and Ahmad Salim, Punjabi poets had stayed away from writing on this topic.
He focused on the ordeal of young village girls who had become victims of abduction and rape during the Partition riots. Following the tradition of Sufi and qissa poets, he assumed the voice of a woman in his poetry and expressed the grief and agony of women in the style of a folk singer.
The remaining poems are also in the voice of a woman and express the feelings of a young village girl about love and separation. After Trinjhanh, Rahi wrote for films and became one of the most popular lyricist in Lahore and wrote more than hundred songs for Urdu and Punjabi films.
The early phase of West Punjabi poetry was dominated by poets who had started writing in the early decades of the past century. By the mids, however, new poets appeared on the scene.
Munir Niazi b. Niazi stands out as a poet whose poetry is largely dissociated from the traditional as well as contemporary Punjabi poetry. It is no wonder that he became the most popular Punjabi poet among the young and urban college students. Most of his poetry consists of short poems, some of which restricted to just a single verse. Only a few ghazals appear in the three anthologies of poetry that he has published so far.
Overall, his poems are only a small fraction of what he has published in Urdu. He stands on his own having no association with progressive or any other literary movement of his time. Yet, he has carved out a safe space for himself and is considered one of the most popular Punjabi poets in West Punjab. JPS From this we can figure out a way to understand his thought process by concluding that Munir is essentially a narcissist Nasir Rana, Translated by SHR.
It is centered on his own feelings dominated by a sense of fear, at times amounting to terror, as well as wonder, awe, and beauty of things and places. He has an uncanny way of transmitting his feeling in images that carry the same impression to the reader's mind.
His poetry is essentially a display of symbols and images: In an ocean of sharp pink up shines the moon a black cobra swimming through the waves the palace is splendid though invisible all the rooms are empty not a soul is living there still the old fear remains: His altered sense of reality, that in another poem shows him splashes of blood on the walls that are vibrating with loud cries of unseen ghosts in apparently peaceful homes, would be meaningless to his readers unless that was in fact the true representation of their hidden fears and silent sufferings.
In many of his poems, Niazi creates a sense of searching for something without clearly defining it, or asks questions without providing a definitive answer: These paths, these lengthy paths! Where do they lead to?
To some very ancient palaces, Where some lost friends meet? Perhaps, to the dense forests, To scare us, like a vicious beast?
West Punjabi Poetry Or, after a round of aimless wandering, Just bring us back to where we started! With his arrival on the scene, the balance was finally tilted in favor of modern poetry. He fashioned a new trend in writing poetry that was followed by a large number of poets who adopted his diction and style, and also initiated many new and different experiments in writing Punjabi poetry. Although Munir Niazi emerged as the most popular poet, a large number of other poets had also appeared on the scene by mids and early s.
Three major trends can be observed in their writings. First, the influences of leftist and socialist ideology were prominent. Nadir Ali, Javed Zaki, and a number of other poets explicitly expressed these sentiments in their poetry. Second, poets like Malik M.
Zamard, Laeeq Babri and others experimented with new forms, including free verse. Both of these trends, however, proved to be short lived. Finally, a large number of established Urdu poets started to write in Punjabi at this time. This trend of writing poetry in both Urdu and Punjabi has become a permanent feature for many poets now. Munir Niazi left stylistic impact on the poetry of many young poets, but the lasting influence on their writings came from Najm Hosain Syed b.
His poetry is perhaps the best illustration of a profound sense of alienation that resulted from the lack of state support for Punjabi language, literature, and culture. The common theme of most of his poetry is his acute awareness of the tragedy of marginalization of Punjabi language that has distanced Punjabis from their cultural and historical roots.
Love for Punjab, its land, people, language, culture, traditions, and history is not just a subtext, but the dominant theme of his poetry. The underlying progressive instincts in his poetry are influenced by the realization that cultural and linguistic deprivation of Punjabis is the worst form of exploitation. In his writings, Syed has led the trend of developing a pure literary Punjabi for both prose and poetry, by carefully employing Punjabi idiom and vocabulary with special favor for Lahinda dialect.
From lyrical poems of the early period of his poetry to lengthy vars, he has experimented with many different forms. Resistance against social injustice is one of the main themes of his poetry, as in the following poem: Let's light up some straws and put these on rooftops to show the way. Let us light some straws and put these on rooftops -- to show the way [Translated by Nadir Ali] The above poem has been aptly interpreted by Nadir Ali: The poem roughly belongs to the period of post-revolutionary irony.
It exhibits hoping against hope. Lighting up straws is a very fragile and vulnerable device. Poetry itself is a very fragile craft.
While a song may move mountains, its strength lies in its lightness. Moreover, the poet is singing to those who are stone frozen, hardened and brutalized by the oppression of the market and suppression by the upper class. Only a light, loving touch can heal the victims of such a brutality. The victims have been trapped by Time kal at a juncture of history where people have lost yet another battle.
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