|Anthology of ‘Saaz’ released
Mumbai: The second anthology of the prominent Urdu poet, Abdul Ahad ‘Saaz’, titled Sargoshian Zamanon Ki (Whisperings of Times) was released by lyricist Javed Akhtar at a function held under the auspices of Anjuman Taraqqi-e Urdu Hind (Maharashtra) and Anjuman Islam Dr Jamkhanawala Junior College on May 13. The function was presided over by Dr Mohammad Ishaq Jamkhanawala. Javed Akhtar, while releasing the book described Saaz as a great poet and explained the creative conflict between traditionalism and modernity in his poetry by giving some interesting examples.
Critics, journalists, poets and many other speakers, including principal of the college, Mrs Salma Lokhandwala spoke on the occasion and discussed different aspects of Saaz’s poetry. Humorous poet, Faiyyaz Ahmad Faizi, Javed Nasir of Aurangabad, journalist Shamim Tariq, head of the department of Urdu at Mumbai University, Dr Rafia Shabnam Abidi spoke on the occasion. Saaz himself recited some of his poems.
(Qaumi Awaz (Urdu Daily), May 14, 2004).
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