About the Poet:
Dewan e Zafar is a poetry collection of the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar. His full name was Siraj-ud-Din Bahadur Shah Zafar. He was the leader of Muslims and Hindus in the Battle of Independence against the British (1857). After the defeat he was deported to Rangoon (Burma). He spent rest of his life and died in 1862.
Review of Dewan e Zafar and Poetry of Bahadur Shah Zafar
Bahadur Shah’s Dewan e Zafar can be listed in highly ranked Urdu poetry collections. He has his own style of poetry which is distinct from all other poets of his age. Many critics including Muhammad Hussain Azad have deprived Bahadur Shah of the true credit that he deserve. They have declared his dewan to be someone’s else. Some part of his dewan is even allocated to Mirza Ghalib. But reading Dewan e Zafar clearly illustrates that the poetry is genuine. Bahadur Shah had to face many challenges and hardships during his life. Particularly after the war of Independence, the royal family was molested. Heads of the Sons and Grandsons of Bahadur Shah Zafar were shaved off by the British. He was forced to go in an exile. These all events have left deep impacts on his personality and poetry. Dewan e Zafar mostly contains ghazals full of despair. His sorrows and hardships are clearly reflected in his poetry. Dewan e Zafar by any means is a great contribution to Urdu literature. His ghazals have been a part of Syllabus of Urdu at high school level. This shows the importance and genuity of his poetry. Dewan e Zafar has many parts. This post shares three parts of Dewan of Bahadur Shah Zafar.
Genre: Urdu Poetry Collection
Poet: Bahadur Shah Zafar
Size: 0.9 MB
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