In this episode of the Poem of the Week series of the Rekhta Podcast, our host Asif recites a beautiful nazm by one of the most prominent modern Pakistani poets, Jaun Eliya, who was popular for his unconventional ways
main bhi bahut ajeeb hun itna ajeeb hun ki bas
ḳhud ko tabaah kar liya aur malaal bhi nahin
Jaun Elia was deeply interested in the disciplines of history, philosophy, and religion. This gave a certain touch of otherness to his personality and poetry. His poetry is remarkable for its effortless expression and immediacy of appeal.
For more poetry like this, stay tuned for this special series of the Rekhta Podcast.
A new episode airs every Monday.