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Ghazals and poems of 15 modern poets published

New Delhi: A book containing poems and ghazals of 15 young and representative Urdu poets of modern times has been compiled and published. The book, titled Khidki mein Khwab is compiled by Adil Raza Mansoori and is published with a view to familiarising people with new trends, style, tone and thinking etc. of contemporary young poets which may be different from old masters of these genres of literature. Some of these young poets have settled down in new Urdu colonies of European, American and Middle East countries and hence their styles and thoughts may be slightly different from their old Indian and Pakistani counterparts who according to the compiler are the ‘new voices’ of ghazal. Names of all these poets whose works are included in this book may be rather unfamiliar to the common Urdu readers. Names of some of these are Tauqeer Taqi, Adnan Basheer, Gaurav Shrivastav, Adil Raza Mansoori, Mahinder Kumar ‘Saani’, Zia Turk, Hammad Niazi etc. who are rather unknown to contemporary readers of Urdu and none of them is above 40 years of age.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 November 2011 on page no. 22

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