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The land of saints and Sufis, Kashmir, or how we Kashmiris dub it, ‘Peer Waer’, Adobe of Saints, has not only impressed the world with its eternal scenic beauty but has employed many who would contribute to its poetry and songs, creating melodies, and therefore adding an air to the lives of people. One known name in this sphere that we come across, is Rasul Mir. He is one of the celebrated poets of Kashmir,…

Faiz Ahmad Faiz was one of the greatest poets of Urdu language. He had a rare distinction of being an equally renowned political activist, a revolutionary and an outspoken orator who would portray political themes in his poetry in arduous ways. He was jailed multiple times for his left wing politics and what was often deemed as his castigation of established politcal system in Pakistan, as he would lament in his poem Subh-e-Azadi, “hame intizar…

The following poem was written 25 years after the Gawkadal Massacre, on the same day, in an attempt to remember and never forget. Bullets on a bridge, Blood drips even from the triggers, The Country Without a Post Office, Has lost its address. This is not Kashmir, This is hell by another name. Many years later, darkness covers it all. They’ve cut out a piece of your heart, And made it a wound called memory.…