Tag - Ghazal in English.

Poet of witness and an ability to contain multitudes


Agha Shahid Ali (1949–2001) hailed from various worlds, Indian-American, Kashmiri-non Kashmiri, English-Urdu, but did not fully belong to any one. by Rakhshanda Jalil They ask me what Shahid means: Listen, listen:/It means “the beloved” in Persian, “witness” in Arabic. Seldom, if ever, does a poet leave behind such consistent milestones in his poetic journey which may be used as...