Item 023 - Jam e arghawani

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Jam e arghawani


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Acquisition method: Gift ; Received from: Ashique Nawadri ; Accessioned by: Zunelle Breytenbach

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NMCM ; Reading Room ; AB-Urdu

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Ashique Nawadvi (Author)


Book signed by the author, Ashique Nawadvi.
Included: ID photo of Ashique Nawadvi ; a hand-written card from Nawadvi ; three hand-written folios (photocopies) in Urdu and - possibly - Hindi.

A rough translation of the three book reviews that appear on the cover:

- Mr Ashique Nawadvi is a prominent Urdu writer, and is known for his sensitive use of the language. His poetry is melancholy, yet filled with truths. His literary expressions are inspired by Mair-O-Momin, Zoq-e-Ghalib and Faiz-O-Faraq, whose mastery of the Urdu language has had a great influence on Nawadvi's own work. His respect for the privileged traditions, coupled with a remarkable sensitivity to the issues of contemporary life, make his poetry highly relevant. Expressive language and poetic mastery give his work a unique flavour. It is hoped that the literary community would embrace and celebrate his work.
(Novel Hamza Poori)

- Ashique Nawadvi has a long-standing relationship with poetry and literature. His poetry is the reflection of his deep pondering, insight, knowledge and powers of observation. His chief merit is that he manages to speak difficult truths without resorting to hyperbole. His poetry reflects the character of someone who is not afraid to call a spade a spade.
(Khalid Ibadi)

- Ashique Nawadvi shows great awareness of poetic traditions. Although he has produced collections of short poetry, poems, and other works, he is clearly a ghazal (a type of poem) writer at heart.

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