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Kulliyat (Persian: کلیات‎) is a collection of the poetry of any one poet.

Cover of the 1872 translation of the works of Mirza Muhammad Rafi Sauda (1713–1781)

Kulliyat is one of the principal collection forms of Urdu poetry. Taken literally, the term signifies a complete collection of one author's poems, but in practice it is also applied to any collection of poems of one type by an author.[1]

Few Kulliyats[edit]

Kulliyat or complete works of a few poets are as follows:

  • Kulliyat of Saadi, a Persian poet[2]
  • Kulliyat of Zakani, a Tajik-Persian writer[3]
  • Kulliyat of Hafez, a Tajik-Persian poet[3]
  • Kulliyat of Mir, an Indian Urdu poet[4]
  • Kulliyat of Anis, an Indian Urdu poet [5]
  • Kulliyat of Sauda, an Indian Urdu poet[6]
  • Kulliyat of Dagh, an Indian poet[7]
  • Akbar Allahabadi, a Muslim Urdu poet from Allahabad published three kulliyats.[1]
  • Kulliyat of Iqbal, a Muslim Urdu poet & philosopher containing four collections, Bang-i-Dara; Bal-i-Jibreel; Armaghan-i-Hijaz, and Zarb-i-Kaleem[8]
  • Kulliyat of Hasrat, an Indian Urdu poet[9]
  • Kulliyat of Saleh Muhammad Safoori, a Punjabi poet .[10]
  • Kulliyat of Manto, an Urdu writer[11]
  • Kulliyat of Kaifi, an Indian Urdu poet[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "A History of Urdu literature by T. Grahame Bailey; Introduction" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Collected Works (Kulliyat) by Sa'di (died 691 AH/AD 1292)". Art.thewalters.org. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  3. ^ a b "The manuscript of Ubayd Zakoni's Kulliyat and Hafez Sherozi's Gazalliyt (XIV century)". Portal.unesco.org. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  4. ^ "Kulliyat - e - Mir - Volume II (URDU)". Indiaclub.com. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  5. ^ "Kulliyat-e-Mir: Volume 1 (URDU)". Indiaclub.com. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  6. ^ Selections from the Kulliyat of Sauda, by Major Henry Court, 1872
  7. ^ "Kulliyat -e- dagh (Volume -01)". Iqbalcyberlibrary.net. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  8. ^ "Excerpt: Kulliyat-i-Iqbal". Alhamra.com. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  9. ^ "Kulliyat -e- Hasart (URDU)". Indiaclub.com. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  10. ^ کلیات صالح محمد صفوری. Ideal School Building, Abdul Hakeem Shehr, district Khanewal.: Maktaba-i-Safooria. 
  11. ^ "Kulliyat-E-Manto (Manto Ke Mazameen) Urdu by Saadat Hasan Manto". Alibris.com. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  12. ^ "Kaifiyaat : Kulliyat - e - Kaifi Azmi (URDU)". Indiaclub.com. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 

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