2011-03-27 Baang e Dara: Iqbal's Personal Journey, contd.

posted Mar 25, 2011, 1:38 AM by Irfan Hyder   [ updated Mar 28, 2011, 12:11 AM ]
Khurram Ali Shafique continues Iqbal's personal journey of Iqbal through the poetry in Baange Dara. Specially the recurrence of the themes identified in Mar 20 session in the other pieces in Baange Dara.

“Baang-e-Darra: A personal journey of Iqbal” Session held on 27th of March, 2011

There are three parts of Baang-e-Darra and each of them has poems from different periods of Iqbal’s early life as a poet. The speciality of the sequence of each poem in Baang-e-Darra is that the idea or thought which is the ending point of one poem, the same idea or thought in some other way is the starting point of the next poem. In first part, specifically along the seven poems for children, other poems reflect the perception and thinking of people about Iqbal in that era. This is best reflected in the poem “Zohad aur Rindi” and continues in other poems as well. Aashiq-e-Harjai is a special poem in this context that it not only reflects the perception of people about Iqbal in that specific era but also it helps to understand how Iqbal had seen himself at that time. The ghazal at the end of second part entitled “March 1907”, and which provides great evidence about the point of view of Iqbal about present and future.

Other great poems including Shikwah, Shama aur Shair, Jawab-e-Shikwah, and Duaa (Ya rab dil-e-Muslim ko) strengthen the clear understanding that for Iqbal, the time of Rise of Muslim Nation was arrived in earlier twentieth century.

Note: The last two poems of Baang-e-Darra, Khizar-e-Raah and Tuloo-e-Islam will be discussed in the coming session.