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Welcome to चुनिंदा शायरी | Selected Urdu Poetry

Here you will find a selection of my favorite Urdu ghazals1 and nazms, with my interpretive2 English translations of some of these.

I hope you enjoy reading and reciting these as much as I do. 🙂

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  1. Many of these ghazals have more than 10 couplets – I have posted only the 5-7 that I find most interesting. Two of the many websites that list full ghazals are: urdupoetry.com and rekhta.org
  2. Translations are interpretive, not literal/ word-to-word translations. In case of interest in meanings of specific words, I would recommend to look up the Platts Dictionary: https://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/platts/

Posted by jyotirmay, 10-Dec-2020