2011-03-06 Conclusion: “Pyam-e-Mashrique”

posted Mar 9, 2011, 1:05 AM by Irfan Hyder   [ updated Mar 25, 2011, 3:50 AM ]

Concluding session of Pyam-e-Mashrique included the revisiting the poems of Pyam-e-Mashrique especially “Jooye Aab”, the poem that was illustrated by Iqbal as a translation of Goethe’s poem “Naghma-e-Mohammad”.

Goethe was one of the renowned writers who tried to present the optimistic view of the world, he wrote “Faust” in earlier 18th century,  and which is the best example of his worldview but after the First World War when European writers changed their perspective about the present and future, they started avoiding him and ignoring him. This deliberate attempt is also seen in other writers of that time who held the same point of view.

So, Pyam-e-Mashrique provides us the ideology of Iqbal and his vision about the east in the present times and future. According to Iqbal a new Adam is going to be created from the ashes of the civilizations after the First World War and West has remained unsuccessful to realize this reality because lateral thinking that was supposed to be given by the western intellectuals was not continued after the First World War.