Remembering revolutionary poet Habib jalib on his 25th death anniversary
Karachi (Web Desk): Revolutionary poet, Habib Jalib, was remembered on the occasion of his 25th death anniversary on Monday . Ceremonies were held across the country during which speakers and poets paid loaded tributes to the ground-breaking poet Habib Jalib who proposed a new track to the poetry and raised affective voice against the violators of basic rights of the people, even though today marks his 25th death anniversary, he continues to challenge dictators and oppressors through words penned long ago.
Jalib’s fearlessness inspired him to write daring poetry that portrayed the cruelty and inequality in the society, and to date manages to reflect the same brutal images. It was this poetry of Jalib that introduced Urdu literature to innovative trends.
Jalib was born at a village near India’s Hoshiarpur on March 24, 1928. He migrated to Pakistan following the partition.
‘Main Nahin Maanta’ is one such work which resonates with people ages after it had been first recited by Jalib. From ample, for whom Jalib penned these words, to now politicians, who are seen using the same verse in political gatherings to rally people, his words still ignite hearts with ‘Main Nahin Maanta’ becoming nothing short of an anthem for the oppressed.
His social and political poetry addressed common people and issues, He is remembered as “Shayir-e-Awam” (people’s poet) and “Shayir-e-Inqilab” (poet of revolution) due to the rebellious nature of his poetry.