By WordForPeace.com Correspondent
There were hundreds of known and unknown poets across undivided India, poets from north, south, east and west, who raised their voice against exploitation of India by the foreign rulers. Their poetic verses became potent weapons to unite the Indian masses against the ’divide and rule’ policy of the colonial power and threatened the British Government so much that quite a few of these verses were banned and the poets severely punished. Despite the sinister plan of the British, thousands of folk bards and wandering minstrels came forward in support and walked from village to village and street to street to spread the tales of heroes and martyrs.
Their inspiring poetic words kept the spirit and the flame of the national struggle alive during the entire 19th – 20th century . Post Independence some upheld the memory, the pride and dignity of the beloved martyrs who lay their life for the motherland. Most of these poets are not amongst us to enjoy the freedom for which they suffered so miserably but their words lives on.
To mark India’s 70th Year of Independence, Jamia’s Premchand Archives and Literary Centre (JPALC) is organising an Exhibition on Qalam ke Sipahiyon Ko Salam – Select Hindi Urdu Kavya-Kalaam of Indian Freedom Movement Poets.
This selection of Urdu Kavya-Kalaam of Indian Freedom Movement Poets will be on exhibit from 18th to 25th August, 2016 in JPALC, Al- Beruni Block, JMI from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. Entry to this event will be from Gate No. 7.
This exhibition is a tribute to all such poets who dedicated their creative expression to the nation. Some of the celebrated Hindi-Urdu poets and their verses which are remembered for their patriotic fervour are the highlights of this exhibition.