Habib Jalib

Habib Jalib

Hoshiarpur, Punjab / British India
Habib Jalib
Hoshiarpur, Punjab / British India
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Habib Jalib was a Pakistani revolutionary poet. A left-wing activist and politician, he was a staunch democrat who opposed martial law, authoritarianism and state oppression.

Early Life

Habib Jalib was born as Habib Ahmad in a village near Hoshiarpur, British India. He migrated to Pakistan after partition and worked as a proofreader ...
Popular Poems
1.
The Garden Is A Bloody Mess
Our eyes yearn for greenery
The garden is a bloody mess
For whom should I sing my songs of love
The cities are all a wilderness
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2.
Maulana
Too long I have heard you preach and prate, Maulana
But so far there has been no change in my fate, Maulana
Keep to yourself your preachings of gratefulness
My heart, like an arrow, they penetrate, Maulana
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3.
The Constitution
The lamp of which lights only in palaces,
That that gives happiness only to a few people,
That that flourishes under the shadow of considerations,
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4.
Ghazal
Hindustan belongs to me and Pakistan belongs to me
Both of these, however, are under American hegemony
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5.
Dastoor
The light which shines only in palaces
Burns up the joy of the people in the shadows
Derives its strength from others’ weakness
That kind of system,
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