Logo

0
Your cart is empty empty bag

Free Delivery Worldwide on orders over $50

Х

Kaifiyat: Verses on Love and Women

 
Kaifi Azmi (Author) Rakhshanda Jalil (Author)
Synopsis

Kaifi Azmi's literary legacy remains a bright star in the firmament of Urdu poetry. His poetic temperament-ranging from timeless lyrics in films like Kagaz Ke Phool to soaring revolutionary verses that denounced tyranny-seamlessly combined the radical and the progressive with the lyrical and the romantic.

Love and romance, in fact, run like warp through the woof of politics and protest in Kaifi's poetry. This beautifully curated volume brings together poems and lyrics that reflect Kaifi's views on women and romance-from sweetly lyrical odes like 'The First Greeting' to the powerful, anthem-like 'Woman'; from the haunting 'Regret' to the mercurial 'She of Many Faces'. These stunning verses conjure a dynamic portrait of womanhood as seen through the eyes of an exquisitely gifted poet.

This scintillating new translation is accompanied by an illuminating introduction by Rakhshanda Jalil on Kaifi Azmi's life and legacy, as well as a moving foreword by his daughter Shabana Azmi.

Read more
45.00 40.5 $ 50.00 $
Free delivery Wolrdwidе in 10-18 days Ships in 1-2 days from New Delhi Membership for 1 Year $35.00
Get it now and save 10%
Members SAVE 10% every day
BECOME A MEMBER
About the authors

Kaifi Azmi

Kaifi Azmi is the most-awarded Urdu poet in the country. Awards he has won include the Padma Shri, the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Afro-Asian Writers Lotus Award and the Maharashtra Gaurav Award. He has also been honoured with a doctorate from Vishva Bharati University, Shantiniketan. Kaifi Azmi is also the All India President of the Indian Peoples Theatre Association (IPTA). He is married to noted stage actress Shaukat Kaifi and has two children, Shabana and Baba Azmi.

Rakhshanda Jalil

Rakhshanda Jalil writes on issues of literature, culture and heritage. She has published over 15 books. Some of them include: two edited collections of short stories, She was co-editor of Third Frame, a journal devoted out by the Cambridge University Press.
She runs an prganization valled Hindustani Awaz, devoted to the popularisation of Hindi-Urdu literature and culture.

Rakhshanda Jalil writes on issues of literature, culture and heritage. She has published over 15 books. Some of them include: two edited collections of short stories, She was co-editor of Third Frame, a journal devoted out by the Cambridge University Press.

She runs an prganization valled Hindustani Awaz, devoted to the popularisation of Hindi-Urdu literature and culture.

Read more
Write a review
Reviews in total
 

Bibliographic information

Title Kaifiyat: Verses on Love and Women
Format Hardcover
Date published: 07.01.2019
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9780670092109
length 200p.
Subjects Biography