Picture of the Day: Baadshah-i-JahaN

Posted on June 19, 2006
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Economy & Development, Photo of the Day, Poetry, Urdu
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Adil Najam

baadshah-e-jahaaN, waali-e-maasivaa, naeb-ullah-e-fil-arz,
dahakaaN ke naam

[Dedicated to he who is the Emperor of the world,
Lord of all things, God’s deputy on Earth; the peasant]

There was a reason why, in his moving poem, intisaab (dedication) Faiz Ahmed Faiz reserves the single greatest line of reverance for the Dehkaan (peasant). This picture depicts that reason poignantly.

(Village Life Originally uploaded by yasirnisar at Flickr.com)

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3 responses to “Picture of the Day: Baadshah-i-JahaN”

  1. […] But then, this is what great poetry is all about. It is great not just because of what it says and how its says it, it is great because of all the things that it makes you think of. All the images it evokes. And, in this case, all the images it speaks to. […]

  2. Ghalib says:

    my village gujarkhan an the bulls and the ploughing ahh!now days its tractors but tehre were days when the home tht dint have the bulls wasnt considered a home:)

  3. shirazi says:

    Reminds me of my village. Animal power is still working there.

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