सदाबहार ग़ालिब : Always connected with Ghalib

Again we are talking about the writings of Mirza Ghalib, because I find him a never ending topic for the lifetime. Because of the following lines especially.

देखना तक़रीर की लज़्ज़त कि जो उस ने कहा

मैं ने ये जाना कि गोया ये भी मेरे दिल में है.

It says that see the pleasure of his sayings or words, whatever he said I found that it was also in my heart. Means his writings somehow connect with the ground realities and we feel connected.

हर एक बात पे कहते हो तुम कि ‘तू क्या है’
तुम्हीं कहो कि ये अंदाज़-ए-गुफ़्तगू क्या है??

After reading it seems that he want to question the decisions of the fascist Governments or the egoist males in the patriarchal society, which do not let us go either of the rationale ways and try to dominate or control us by saying ‘who we are’?? Then he seems to question them in turn that now you only tell what is the way to talk to you. (So that solution can be found.)

न सताइश की तमन्ना न सिले की परवा

गर नहीं हैं मिरे अशआर में मअ’नी न सही

When people criticized him for his tough language then – Here he says that neither I want any short of praise nor I care for or expect any gifts or prizes therefore if there is no meaning of my words then also it is alright. And he was not diverted by his critiques.

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