ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Farewell, Shahryar

The passing of Urdu poet Shahryar is a monumental loss to Indian literature. Awarded the 2008 Bharatiya Jnanpith, Shahryar's greatest contribution lay in his felicity with ghazals, in crafting new tropes to express modernity's dilemmas and adding new meanings to familiar ones. This is a tribute to his life and work and his special niche in Indian poetry.

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