A rare treat on You Tube. A video of Faiz himself reciting one of his most famous poems of protest. The second half of the video is the nazm put to music and sung by Nayyara Noor to a nicely edited video. I know you can just listen to the poem, but its so beautiful I can't help write it out here:
This project was undertaken in collaboration with The South Asian Idea Weblog. Every week, or roughly every week we chose one Urdu verse by Ghalib. These were verses that spoke to the themes mentioned in the title, but also many more related themes. A literal translation along with commentary was posted here. In concert with that, some questions were posed around the verse and its meaning(s) here on The South Asian Idea. Our readers are encouraged to visit there to get the full experience of this endeavor. And if you know of good Ghalib verses that it would be relevant to discuss here, please send them our way. Read more about this project.