Intikhab-e-Kalam: Faiz Ahmed Faiz
This book contains a representative selection of poems by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, the Urdu poet to gain the greatest international recognition. He derived the themes of his poetry from his political and social activities and in addition to being a journalist, he was a trade union leader. The inherent lyricism in Faiz’s poetry led critics to compare his style to that of the Persian Master, Hafiz. Faiz combinedan alliterative diction with musicality, and his are the poems that have inspired musicians the most.
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