Kishwar Naheed

(1940 / Bulandshahr / India)

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Kishwar Naheed (Urdu: کشور ناہید), Sitara-e-Imtiaz is an Urdu poet from Pakistan known for her pioneering feminist poetry.

Life and Family

Born in 1940 in a Syed family of Bulandshahr, India, Kishwar was a witness to the violence (including rape and abduction of women) associated with partition, and herself moved with her family to Pakistan in 1949.

Kishwar had to fight to receive an education at a time when women did not go to school; she studied at home and obtained a high school diploma through correspondence courses, but went on to receive a masters degree in Economics from Punjab University, Lahore.

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  • Rookie Azhar Chughtai (7/4/2014 8:58:00 AM)

    Naheed is our country's best poet. She wrote very good books. I know her since more than 40 years from Lahore. While she was living in Krishan Nagar. She is our family friend. Wish you happy and blessed Ramazan.

    If possible, please send me miss call from Lahore.

    Best Regads, Azhar Chughtai 96-503494790

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Best Poem of Kishwar Naheed


In those times when the camera could not freeze
tyranny for ever

only untill those times
should you have written
that history
which describes tyranny as valour.

Today, gazing at scenes
transferred on celluloid
one can guage
what the scene is like
and the sound
when trees are uprooted from the hillsides.

whether you are happy or sad
you must breathe
whether your eyes are open or closed
the scene,its imprint on the mind
does not change.

The trees that stands in the river
alway remain wooden
cannot become a ...

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