Monday, February 27, 2017

WE HAVE BEEN UNFAIR TO DINA NATH NAADIM.

                                                                                 
                                                                   


(Photograph of  the Building of Lal Ded  Memorial School  Badyaar Bala  Srinagar where Poet Dina Nath Naadim   served as Principal  for many years   )


WE HAVE BEEN UNFAIR TO POET DINA NATH  NAADIM ...



I have observed many similarities Between Naadim and Bengali Rebel Poet Qazi Nazrul Islam . Both were brought up and nursed in poverty . Both had mastery in the field of Nazm / Kobita . Their Verses come up with a gift of inherent music . Both have explored common themes such as exploitation ,love, freedom and humanity . Both were towering figures in spearheading a cultural renaissance by liberating poetry and literature from its medieval mould. The lone dissimilarity is sharp and painful. While Nazrul almost got what he rightly deserved for his contribution in the Literary arena of the subcontinent , Naadim did not get his due place even in his own land. For this, Kudos to Bengalis world over for not only recognizing and remembering their icons but also ensuring a respectable place for them in the corpus of “World Literature” . And here We have been unfair not only to Naadim but also to another legend known as Abdul Ahad Azad. I have my doubts if any person remembers Noor Mohd. Roshan.

( aUTAR mOTA )

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