Abdul Ahad Azad

(1903 – 1948 / India)

Abdul Ahad Azad
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Abdul Ahad Azad was one of the well known Kashmiri poets of his era. He was one of the pioneers of the modernist movement. Azad is often referred to as John Keats of kashmir. Both Keats and Azad wrote modernist poems and both died in early forties.

Abdul Ahad Azad was one of the most overtly political and nationalist poets in the Kashmiri language. But Azad's nationalist sentiment is tempered by his socialism. Azad was a Marxist and also wrote one of the most influential literary histories of Kashmiri in the Urdu language.

Azad was closely associated with the progressive strand of the Kashmiri nationalist movement in the 1940s. Azad critiques religious orthodoxy in ... more »

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The Stars Speak To Man

You ‪,‬ the light of lights‪,‬ imperiled the world
You discredited the human

‏You discredited the human
‏You trade in faith and religion

‏All the doors to the world‪'‬s treasures opened up for you
‏You do not share but accumulate this world‪'‬s wealth

‏We are all one‪,‬ one flesh‪,‬ nothing but One
‏Who put the discord of the Two in your heart‪? ‬

‏Are you a leader of religion and faith‪? ‬
‏You care for neither religion nor faith
‏But the whole humanity mourns your fall

‏Should we take into our heart a religion which divides the human‪? ...

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