By Ali Husain Mir, Raza Mir
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Extra info for Anthems of Resistance: A Celebration of Progressive Urdu Poetry
As Sahir writes: In kaali sadiyoñ ke sar se jab raat ka aanchal dhalke-ga Jab dukh ke baadal pighlenge, jab sukh ka saaghar chhalke-ga Jab ambar jhoom ke naachega, jab dharti naghme gaayegi Voh subha kabhi to aayegi That morning, when the veil of night will slip away from the head of these dark centuries When the clouds of suffering melt, when the wine-glass of happiness sparkles When the sky dances joyously and the earth sings songs of delight Surely, that morning will dawn some day There was an understanding that human suffering was based on material conditions of deprivation and that struggle would change the state of the world for the betterment of all.
If Faiz’s poem is a vibrant example of the internationalist ethos of progressive Urdu poetry, it is no exception either. The internationalist commitment of the Progressive Movement was apparent since its very beginning. The anti-fascist struggles of European literary figures had enthused the Progressives, and one of the first official actions taken by the newly formed PWA, in 1935, was to send Sajjad Zaheer and Mulk Raj Anand as their representatives to London to participate in the conference of ‘International Writers for the Defense of Culture’26.
3 Saare jahaan se achcha Progressive Poets and the Problematic of Nationalism On 2 March 2002, during the communal pogrom in Gujarat, one act of destruction did not receive much attention, perhaps because it was dwarfed by the scale of violence unleashed in the state. Among the several mosques and dargahs that were destroyed was the tomb of one of Urdu’s earliest poets, Wali Deccani-Gujrati. Wali, who lived and worked in the seventeenth century, once spoke about the place he was buried in the following words: Vahaañ saakin ite haiñ ahl-e mazhab, ke ginti meiñ na aaveñ unke mashrab Agarche sab haiñ voh abnaa-e Aadam, vale beenash meiñ rangaarang-e aalam Bhari hai seerat-o soorat suñ Surat, har ek soorat hai vhaañ anmol moorat Sabha Indar ki hai har ek qadam meiñ, chupa Indar, sabha kun le adam meiñ Kishan ki gopiyaañ ki naiñ hai yeh nasl, rhaeeñ sab gopiaañ voh naql, yeh asl So many people of so many religions live there, their sects cannot possibly be counted.
Anthems of Resistance: A Celebration of Progressive Urdu Poetry by Ali Husain Mir, Raza Mir