Mirza Ghalib was born in Kala Mahal, Agra  into a family descended from Aibak Turks who moved to Samarkand in modern-day Uzbekistan after the downfall of the Seljuk kings. He had four sons and three daughters. He died in a battle in in Alwar and was buried at Rajgarh Alwar, Rajasthan. After his marriage he settled in Delhi.
To transcend into art, it must be written, its words shaped into poems, stories, and plays.
But if Urdu flourishes anywhere, it should be here in Urdu Bazaar, on the south side of the mosque, among the bookstores that stand beside stalls selling dates and restaurants offering deep fried spicy chicken.
The old-fashioned bookstores open to the road, and the sound of traffic can be deafening. This unassuming shop is devoted entirely to Urdu literature, and nowhere in Delhi are books cheaper and therefore so accessible.
SinceMaktaba Jamia has produced only low-cost, standard literary texts. The shop also stocks some Urdu literature in Hindi script, the latest books from other Urdu publishers, and a variety of Urdu primers for those who understand the spoken language but have yet to learn the Persian script.
And it has booklets in simple Urdu, like the one on poet Ali Sardar Jafri, which make excellent reading material for new Urdu literates. While I sat browsing through the riches on the shelves, a number of people came asking for religious books and were directed up the road.
The next bookshop may deal exclusively in Islamic texts, but the nearby Kutub Khana Anjuman-e-Taraqqi-e-Urdu offers the best of both worlds—literature and religious works. Taking care of the shop is Nizamuddin, son of the man who founded it in Nizamuddin believes interest in Urdu literature is growing fast.
They worship the dead. So since they died, anything by Qurut-ul-ain Haider or Kamleshwar is selling like hot cakes.
Many were ghazal selections in inexpensive paperbacks containing classic verses and those by the latest stars of modern mushairas. My late ustaad, Ghulam Ahmad Ilmi Sahib— who taught Persian and Arabic for 40 years at the nearby Fatehpuri Masjid School—felt standards at literary functions had fallen so low he would never attend them.
Javed Akhtar is there, and this is the latest book from Nida Fazli. My eye caught a line suggesting that poetry had flowed easily before modern life turned crossroads into major intersections and filled everywhere with concrete.
Also Hindustani Urdu was always a language of the people of Delhi, created by and for them. Growing from the camps of troops and their hangers on, its foundation was wholly Indian. Those who developed the language pragmatically filled it with useful vocabulary from Turkish, Arabic, Sanskrit, and Persian.
Its poetic power then made it a vehicle for revolution and freedom from the colonial power. But politics is a double-edged sword. But in his estimate, well under half of those who speak the language can read the script. For this reason, Azmi called the language Hindustani, not Urdu, when he co-coordinated a major Urdu production on Bhagat Singh.
Farooqui is recreating the lost art of Urdu storytelling. Many forms of storytelling exist in India, such as in Marathi, but dastans—tales within tales of love, magic, and adventure—exist only in written form.
And audiences prove there is scope for much more Urdu theatre in Delhi. A market likewise exists for one-man Urdu plays about characters from modern history as Syed Alam, another modern Urdu playright of Delhi, has shown with his productions on Maulana Azad and K.
Newsprint Despair The written tradition of Urdu is most apparent in the newspapers. Any newspaper hawker will tell you—nowadays, the biggest selling Urdu newspaper in Delhi is Roznama Rashtriya Sahara, which, its regular readers claim, has the widest coverage.
Mohan Chiraghi, editor of Qaumi Avaaz, ensures that his reporters are even-handed, not just presenting a Congress point of view, and in the s, he set a trend by starting an editorial page on the lines of the English language press.Ranjish is the home of Urdu Poetry and Shayari.
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Sher Shah Suri was born in the place Sasaram in the state of Bihar in India. His surname 'Suri' was taken from his Sur tribe. He built a new city Bhera of Pakistan in and inside the city built historical grand Sher Shah Suri Masjid. Forcing its way upwards in society, Urdu became the pre-eminent literary language of Delhi at a time when literature was part of the city’s organic life.
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