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Ibn-e-Insha

(15 June 1927 - 11 January 1978 / Phillaur, Punjab / British India)

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Ibn-e-Insha (Punjabi, Urdu: ابن انشاء born Sher Muhammad Khan شیر محمد خان) was a Pakistani Leftist Urdu poet, humorist, travelogue writer and columnist. Along with his poetry, he was regarded one of the best humorists of Urdu. His poetry has a distinctive diction laced with language reminiscent of Amir Khusro in its use of words and construction that is usually heard in the more earthy dialects of the Hindi-Urdu complex of languages, and his forms and poetic style is an influence on generations of young poets.

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Insha was born in Phillaur tehsil of Jalandhar District, Punjab, India. His father ... more »

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