Intikhab-e-Kalam: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

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Intikhab-e-Kalam: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Raja Mehdi Ali Khan


This is a representative selection of Raja Mehdi Ali Khan’s poetry. He was one of the most highly regarded poets of the twentieth century. His satirical poetry also has a large number of fans. His poems and short stories regularly appear in magazines like Beesween Sadi, Shama, Bano and Khilona. He is survived by a wealth of songs and Urdu poetry collections, such as Andaaz-e-Bayaan Aur and Mizraab which is consist of love poems as well as some very interesting satirical verse. He brought good poetry into the writing of songs for the popular cinema.


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Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1928 – 1966) famous poet, writer and lyricist of Urdu, was born in Karam Abad, Tehsil Wazirabad, District Gujranwala. A nephew of the great journalist, orator, and poet Zafar Ali Khan, his early tutoring was under his mother. In the early nineteen-forties, while working at All India Radio, Delhi, Raja Mehdi received a call from his friend Saadat Hasan Manto, who had joined the Hindi film industry. Raja Mehdi started his career in films as a dialogue writer and later became a famous lyricist. He died on 29 July 1966.

Dr Rauf Parekh has an MA and PhD from the University of Karachi. He is a critic of Urdu Literature and regularly contributes to the daily Dawn, Karachi. He is a former Chief Editor of the Urdu Dictionary Board. Now he is teaching at the Department of Urdu, University of Karachi. He is the compiler of the first slang Urdu dictionary and Chief Editor of the Oxford Urdu – English Dictionary.

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ISBN 9780199405077
Weight in kg 0.5500
Rights World
Year of Publication 2017
Binding Paperback
Pages 64 pages
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