Kunwar Mohinder Singh Bedi Sahar
|Kunwar Mohinder Singh Bedi Sahar|
Fazilka, Punjab, British India
His poetry is varied and includes traditional themes of love and yearning but also themes of unity, peace between India and Pakistan and humor. His poetry is considered to belong to the same transreligious and transnational tradition as that of other well-known poets from the Indian subcontinent such as Muhammad Iqbal, Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Ahmad Faraz.
Sahar's first book of poetry was T̤ulūʻ-i saḥar (1962) (translation "Advent of Daybreak"; the title is a play on words as pen name "Sahar", in Urdu means daybreak). In 1983, he published a collection of autobiographical poetry titled Yādon̲ kā jashn ("A Celebration of Memories").
An example of his use of humor to make a serious point is the following Ruba'i:
Waiz ki jawani bhi kiya shaiy hai khuda rakhay
yeh waqaf e aghaz o anjam nahi hoti
youn lazat e duniya se mehromi o nakami
Allah ki lathi mein awaz nahi hoti
The preacher's youth is something to behold
it does not know a beginning or an end
this abstention from the joys of life
God's punishment is indeed silent
Kanwar Mohinder Singh Bedi Award
- T̤ulūʻ-i saḥar, 1962 ("Advent of Daybreak")
- Yādon̲ kā jashn, 1983 ("A Celebration of Memories")
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