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Muhajirnama: A Poetic Tribute to the Migrants of 1947


Muhajirnama: A Poetic Tribute to the Migrants of 1947




Muhajirnama is a collection of poems by Munawwar Rana, a renowned Urdu poet who was born in India and migrated to Pakistan after the partition of 1947. The poems reflect his personal experiences and emotions as a muhajir (migrant), as well as the collective nostalgia and trauma of the millions of people who were displaced and divided by the historical event.


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The poems are written in a simple and lucid language, but convey deep and profound meanings. They touch upon various themes such as identity, belonging, loss, memory, love, faith, and hope. They also express the poet's admiration and gratitude for his adopted homeland, Pakistan, and his longing and respect for his ancestral land, India.


Muhajirnama is considered to be one of the most influential and popular works of Urdu poetry in modern times. It has been translated into several languages, including Hindi, English, Bengali, and Persian. It has also been recited and sung by various artists and performers, such as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Jagjit Singh, and Ghulam Ali.


If you are interested in reading this masterpiece of Urdu literature, you can download a free PDF version of Muhajirnama from the following link[^2^]. You can also read it online on Rekhta.org[^1^], a website dedicated to Urdu poetry and literature. You can also watch some videos of Munawwar Rana reciting his poems on YouTube.


Munawwar Rana is not only a poet, but also a social activist and a critic. He has raised his voice against various issues such as communalism, intolerance, corruption, and injustice. He has also participated in several movements and protests for the rights and dignity of the marginalized sections of the society.


For his contribution to Urdu literature and culture, Munawwar Rana has received several awards and recognition from various institutions and organizations. Some of them are:


  • Sahitya Akademi Award for Urdu Literature (2014) for his book Shahdaba. He returned the award in 2015 to protest against the rising incidents of violence and intolerance in the country. [^1^] [^2^]



  • Ameer Khusro Award for his services to Urdu poetry.



  • Mir Taqi Mir Award for his excellence in ghazal writing.



  • Ghalib Award for his outstanding contribution to Urdu literature.



  • Dr. Zakir Hussain Award for his social awareness and activism.



  • Saraswati Samaj Award for his promotion of Hindi-Urdu harmony.



Munawwar Rana is a living legend of Urdu poetry and a source of inspiration for many young poets and writers. His muhajirnama is not only a poetic document of history, but also a timeless expression of human emotions and values.


Munawwar Rana's family and personal life have also been a source of interest and controversy for his fans and critics. He was born in a Muslim family in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, on 26 November 1952. His father was a zamindar (landowner) who lost his property after the partition of India. His family moved to Kolkata when he was a child, where he received his education and developed his interest in poetry. He was influenced by his mentors Wali Aasi and Abbas Ali Khan Bekhud, who were also prominent Urdu poets.


He is married to Raina Rana and has five children, including Tabrez Rana and Sumaiya Rana. Tabrez Rana is a businessman and politician who was arrested in 2021 for allegedly staging a fake shootout against himself to frame his uncle and cousin over a property dispute. He also wanted to contest the assembly elections from Tiloi constituency. [^1^] Sumaiya Rana is a social activist and poet who joined the Samajwadi Party in 2020 in the presence of party president Akhilesh Yadav. She has been vocal about various issues such as women's rights, secularism, and democracy. [^1^]


Munawwar Rana has also been involved in several controversies for his outspoken views and statements on various topics. He returned his Sahitya Akademi Award in 2015 to protest against the rising incidents of violence and intolerance in the country. He also accused former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of allegedly 'selling himself' to deliver the Ayodhya verdict in 2020. He further supported the murder of French teacher Samuel Paty in 2020 after he showed caricatures of Prophet Muhammad in a class on 'Freedom of Expression'. These comments drew widespread criticism and condemnation from various quarters. [^1^] 0efd9a6b88


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