by MJ Aslam
His poems are principally romantic Kashmiri Gazals which have earned him a everlasting place within the historical past of Kashmiri literature. His pro-feminist poem is Gastivesiye lal mah doorei, which had a connection together with his love.
Rasul Mir was an eminent Kashmir poet who was born in Mirmadan Dooru Shahbad in 1840. By nature, he was a romantic poet. Like Wordsworth, he was additionally an important lover of pure beauties.
Mehmood Gami was his neighbour. In the future, Mehmood Gami had foretold that Rasul Mir would die very younger. He died on the younger age of 31 years solely just like the eminent English poet, John Keats (d 1821), who died at 25 solely.
Rasul Mir composed solely 62 poems in his brief span of life however his poetry is likely one of the richest contributions to the Kashmiri poetry. Some say that he composed 110 Gazals. Nonetheless, a extra dependable and genuine supply writes that he wrote 67 poems or 79 poems in Kashmiri. Of 79, the authorship of 4 is uncertain, so the remaining 75 poems are genuinely attributed to the poet.
His poems are principally romantic Kashmiri Gazals which have earned him a everlasting place within the historical past of Kashmiri literature. His pro-feminist poem is Gastivesiye lal mah doorei, which had a connection together with his love. The poem aptly describes the woes of a girl caught in a dilemma, it’s stated. A Kashmiri academician has drawn a comparability between him and John Keats. Probably, he was probably the most romantic poet of the early nineteenth century.
Rasul Mir has actually the sweetness of wealthy poetic phrases and melodious tunes in his poetry. See, for instance, Eid Ayi Ras e Rase, Eidgah Vasvi… O, my God, such bead of gorgeous, thrilling and enchanting eternal tune. Even when Kashmiri Muslims aren’t going to Eidgahs on blessed events of Eid festivals now however it’s a Sunnah. It provides one a contact of actual traditions and tradition overwhelming the land. His choice of rhyming phrases is par excellence.
It’s a recorded incontrovertible fact that he in his very younger rising grownup age was enchanted by his girl love. Nonetheless, in considered one of his poems, he requested …..for ambrosia, an everlasting meals for his modified ideas. Iterating he died very younger, although Abdul Ahad Azad has stated that he died in 60 or 70 years of age. However the overwhelming majority maintain that he died at a young age.
When Rasul Mir was a boy, he was despatched to a Maktab (college of these days) in his village to be taught Persian and Arabic. The girls and boys of his village and different adjoining villages acquired training within the Maktab. There was a Pandit woman within the Maktab. Her title was Kongi or Kong (saffron). She was truthful and intensely stunning. He too was stunning. He was attracted by the childlike extraordinary charms of Kongi. They turned intimate playmates on the Maktab. His coronary heart and thoughts have been stuffed with poetic frenzy. With the passing days, the childhood frolic become deep love. However, then, sooner or later mother and father of Kongi married her to a different man. This dealt a cruel blow to his wishes and desires. He turned lovelorn and in separation and estrangement, he wandered on moonlit nights and sometimes would speak in poetic tune to his girl love.
The 2 hottest folksongs or Gazals of Rasul Mir are Rindi Poshmal Ghindini Drayi Lo Lo (My carefree beloved goes out to frolic) and Kongi Hav Ti Paan (Kongi, My Love, I’m dying for a glimpse of you). These poems depict his craving for his beloved, Kongi, like John Keats of England for Fanny Brawne who was additionally Keats’s neighbour.
(The creator is a historian and columnist)
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