Talk:List of Urdu-language poets

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Urdu text[edit]

I would like to suggest that we have the Urdu [and/Farsi] text of poetry alongside the translation. This could be in English script or in Urdu. English might be better. What say?--iFaqeer 03:43, 3 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Thakhallus[edit]

I am going to start putting poets' thakhallus in italics (see Bahadur Shah Zafar for example).--iFaqeer 18:50, Sep 10, 2004 (UTC)

I have gone through and tried to make appropriate changes.
I a still researching Ghalib's official name. Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan is a little unwieldy; it is, however, most probably correct; with "Mirza Asadullah Beg" being his given name, and my mother saying that "Khan" was a title given him by the Sarkar of the time--the British.--iFaqeer 18:32, Sep 13, 2004 (UTC)
I've noticed that you've pasted your note on Takhallus on several different pages. How about having it on just one page and then linking it to there on all the other pages, instead of repeating the same text over again. Also, I would think that the term would be transliterated as "takhallus" rather than "thakhallus", since the arabic/urdu letter "ta" is usually transliterated to "t", whereas "th" is reserved for the Arabic "tha". Comments, response? --Katangoori 01:54, 12 Oct 2004 (UTC)
Nice to hear from you. Been seeing wonderful contributions from you.
The problem is that in Urdu, we have a "tay" (a hard "T") as well as a "thay" (the same as in Arabic).
I do mean to collate the entries on Thakhallus. Just haven't gotten round to it.iFaqeer | Talk to me! 04:23, Oct 12, 2004 (UTC)
Yep, it is a problem to transliterate Urdu because of the hard and soft tay. However I would still argue that it should be "t" and "th" because that is the way it is transliterated be most Urdu scholars around the world. The hard "Tay" is usually transliterated with an underlined "t", or with a dot below it (I don't know what the ASCII combos for those characters are). The soft "tay" is almost always transliterated with a plain "t". Try looking here and let me know if you still disagree. I know it's a small point to argue, but it's important to go along with the already available conventions, unless there is a significant reason to differ. Try googling "takhallus" and then try googling "thakhallus" and have a look at the difference between the results. I hope my point is obvious. Anyways, I'm always open to more debate so let me know. Thanks! --Katangoori 16:13, 12 Oct 2004 (UTC)
I agree that if one spelling is dominant, we should follow it—after all, we don't call the language Urdhoo :D. And the good thing about this medium is that we can redirect one spelling to another. Please make the change if you want.iFaqeer | Talk to me! 20:22, Oct 12, 2004 (UTC)


hamid khan working in tse —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.165.216.7 (talk) 10:34, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Missing poets[edit]

Need people to add major poets who are missing. Zauq comes to mind. Is Faiz Ahmad Faiz on the list?--iFaqeer 18:51, Sep 10, 2004 (UTC)

Ihsan Danish[edit]

File:Ihsan Danish.jpg
Ihsan Danish

I have uploaded Ihsan Danish pic from his book "Jahan-e-Danish", if you could use it...


الثاقب (WiseSabre| talk) 19:37, 6 November 2005 (UTC)


Sarmad Akhtrabadi[edit]

Sarmad Akhtrabadi (Ishteyaque Ahmad) is a major Poet of Bihar India.--195.229.127.124 (talk) 01:41, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Well in that case make sure he has an article written about him that meets WP:notable before adding him to this list. As noted below I am gradually removing all redlinks as these indicate that the subject is not written about and thus may not be notable. Gillyweed (talk) 01:46, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

More Missing Poets[edit]

How about Jamiluddin Aali and Zehra Nigah? They are certainly major Urdu poets. Among the younger ones, Farhat Abbas Shah, Zeeshan Sahil and Harris Khalique also come to mind... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Samarehind (talkcontribs) 08:43, 30 March 2007 (UTC).

Redlinks and notability[edit]

There are too many redlinks on this page. If these poets are notable then they should have full entries in WP. People keep adding new poets as redlinks and this provides no evidence of notability. I will commence deleting redlinked poets in a week or so. This should provide some time for new articles to be created. Gillyweed (talk) 02:30, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Mir Anees and Mirza Dabir's names are not found!!!!![edit]

I noticed that the two great names of Mir Anees and Mirza Dabir are not list which is very strange. Without mentioning their names, the list of great urdu poets would be incomplete. Please do the needful.

Thanks and regards

Mir Yousuf Ali —Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.150.106.183 (talk) 10:12, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Meher Baba[edit]

Meher Baba was a great man, I agree but was he so great a poet to be included in this list? In the article about him in Wiki, the word 'poet' comes just in two consecutive sentences:

Merwan had an excellent singing voice and was a multi-instrumentalist and poet. Fluent in several languages, he was especially fond of Hafez's Persian poetry, but also of Shakespeare and Shelley.

I don't think a list of Urdu poets that ignores big names like Anees and Aali should have Meher Baba. What do you guys think? —Preceding unsigned comment added by The parttime angel (talkcontribs) 19:05, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

No Nasir Kazmi?[edit]

Nasir's name is not in this article! And he's arguably amongst the best three Modern Urdu Poets! Well, that leaves me amazed! Wiki should have an article on him —Preceding unsigned comment added by The parttime angel (talkcontribs) 19:15, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Notability and lists[edit]

To all those who wonder why names are not on this list, its because YOU have not written the article on that poet. Once an article is written, with sources, the name can be added. per the standards at other lists of notable people, the names here must already have an article on WP, or have a reasonable certainty of having an article written about them. if you are thinking of adding a name that does not have an article, you MUST provide at least one reliable citation that shows the person is a NOTABLE, URDU, POET. any names without such references, can, and will, be removed. I will not put citation needed tags on them. thats for facts in articles about established subjects. I will, over time, add the following hidden text at the top of each editable section (this hidden text is stripped of its hidden tags and comes from the List of Indian poets, and i of course will change the language to reflect this article instead):

Do NOT add names to this list unless they already have Wikipedia articles, or could reasonably be expected to be the subject of an article or article section. for names without articles, you MUST add a reference from a reliable source indicating the subjects notability as a published Indian poet, or the name WILL be removed. When linking years of birth and/or death, please link to the corresponding "year in poetry" (e.g. 1933 in poetry) article, not the "year" article (e.g. 1933, unless they are extremely notable, such as Rabindranath Tagore. PLEASE DONT ADD "INDIAN POET" AFTER THEIR NAME, unless they have other areas of notability as well. Poet's name as written in their native script may be added only if their poetry is written in that language. Please use the talk page for any questions.

I will also do this for other indian language poet lists, eventually. if anyone wants to assist, that would be great. since i cant read any indian language, i cannot verify if any references provided (whether in english or urdu) are accurate, so i will NOT remove any names with ANY sort of reference, and will leave that to others to review. we dont want this list to become a repository for every poet ever published, as that's not an encyclopedia's mission.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 04:46, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 July 2014[edit]

I want to expand the list of poets. I have read about many more contemporary poets, who are serving the urdu language. I am a software engineer by profession and have been engaged in active blogging etc. I frequently contribute to the urdu literature by writing poems and ghazals. I am also into the editorial team of Urduwala.com I need permission to review this page as well. To help others and increase the content by quality and richness. Toughjamy (talk) 16:45, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: this is not the right page to request additional user rights. You may reopen this request with the specific changes to be made and someone will add them for you, or if you have an account, you can wait until you are autoconfirmed and edit the page yourself. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 17:44, 8 July 2014 (UTC)