Karachi Remembers Mirza Ghalib, the Great Urdu Poet

via www.jang.com.pk

Today it seems very easy to talk about the social and political resistance and showing courage against the traditions and traditional outdated thoughts. The city literary circles are observing 137th death anniversary of Great Urdu Poet Mirza Ghalib who had the gift of the gab in giving a total creative tour of Urdu poetry that enriched Urdu literature and language to a great extent. It was Ghalib who discussed the reality in an entirely different manner. All these aspects he highlighted had a different diction and metaphor and people wondered whether it did not take care of the traditional colour of ‘thaghazul’ but later they came to know that to express very difficult feelings it was hard to use old and outdated diction so Ghalib did the same.