Satire has been known in all countries as a sharp instrument of literature. From Mark Twain, George Bernard Shaw, Chekhov, Bharatendu to Harishankar Parsai, he has been known for his satirical power.
There has also been a poet in Urdu who has used satire as an antidote in his poetry. There is as much humor in the Sher of Akbar Allahabadi, as much as there is a sharp sarcasm of sarcasm.
Not only this, these ghazals became very popular. He has also been threaded into Mausiqi (music) by many fankars. Akbar Allahabadi is known as a comic poet. But the truth is that his poetry has a deep social and cultural purpose.
Akbar Allahabadi was born in 1846 and died in 1921. When the arrow of taunt came, this poet, who never touched alcohol, said ghazal in favor of drunkards.
There is a ruckus, why have you drank a little bit that
you have not robbed or stolen?
A poet looks at life closely. Akbar’s many lions prove this point. One of his lions is a satire on those people who keep getting crushed in the atmosphere of competition and race and consider it to be the development of civilization.
In this somewhat Muhazzab ever face is not the house, they saw
the cut to be dead to the hospital at the age of Hotels
Writing against the atrocities against women and the evils of purdah in Muslim society, Akbar says that
wives who appeared unmasked, ‘Akbar’, were buried in the ground with the non-people
who asked them – ‘Where did your veil go?’
She started saying that the mind fell on the men.
Akbar has written a lot on love too.
Ilahi, what kind of faces have you created
that every face is worth applying to the heart?
He also took a jibe at Darwin’s theory of evolution. He also took a jibe at Darwin’s theory of evolution by fitting playful intelligence monkeys, asking why didn’t all monkeys become humans? The one who had the potential to become a man, was a man, didn’t he? If our Morris (ancestors) were monkeys, then this evolution was not an accusation.
Daroon sahib was very far from reality,
I would not believe that the Moors were your langur’
Any poet is considered a great poet of his time only when he takes a jibe at the faltering politics of the time. Taking a jibe at politics, he has written that politicians come and loot the country and leave. People just keep talking in a muffled voice.
Shabe-tariq (dark night), thieves came, took away whatever was there,
what could the man do except cough
Akbar Allahabadi, who wrote such classic poetry, poems and nazms, had his own opinion about this world. They had nothing to do with what they would or would not get from the world market. He has said in one of his poems that even after being in the world, he is not a seeker of this world.
I am in the world, I am not a seeker of the world, I have gone
through the market, I am not a buyer