Urdu Poetry Resources
Most of the links on this page will take you to someone else's web site.
Dinesh Prabhu's Urdu-English Word List
English to Urdu dictionary compiled by Waseem Siddiqui (meanings in Romanized Urdu)
English to Urdu dictionary at Urduseek (words are in English but meanings in Urdu script)
Discussion Forums and Mailing Lists
Lafz: Daily postings of a word from Urdu, with its meaning and a sher(couplet) where it has been used.
Mehfil-e-Gazal: Daily posting of a ghazal or a nazm with meanings of difficult words.
ALUP (alt.language.urdu.poetry): Usenet discussion forum for urdu poetry. A great place to learn and discuss all things related to Urdu poetry.
eBazm - Moderated mailing list maintained by Manjeet Bhatia. You can post your own poetry or that by others.
Technical Articles on Urdu Poetry
Ghazal Singers' Pages
Jagjit & Chitra Page - maintained by Rajeev
Niraj's Music Experience - Jagjit Singh
The Great Ghazal King - Jagjit Singh
English Translations of Poems
Tarjumah - On Urdustan.com, maintained by Kashif.
Websites in Urdu
Personal Web sites with Urdu Poetry
Ahmed Safi's page
Hamid Syed's Web
The Internet ASAD Archives - maintained by U.V. Ravindra (Posts made by Abhay Avachat on the rec.music.indian.misc newsgroup)
Ghazals and nazms posted in India Discussion Digest - maintained by Uma Ramamurthy
Wonderful World of Urdu - maintained by Atif Mumtaz
Urdu Poetry Bookstores Online
India Book House - Most of the Urdu poetry books are in Urdu script.
Amazon - A search on Urdu poetry yields mostly English translations and anthologies.
Sang-e-Meel - Based in Lahore, Pakistan. All Urdu poetry books are in the Urdu script.
Aaina-e-Ghazal - Online bookstore for the book by the same name. It contains meanings for over 9000 commonly used words in Urdu poetry.
Book Publisher Info (India)
Hind Pocket Books
Rajpal and Sons
Masterpieces of Urdu Ghazal (Yellow Book) by K.C.Kanda
Masterpieces of Urdu Nazm by K.C.Kanda
Masterpieces of Urdu Rubaiyat by K.C.Kanda
Meer Taqi Meer - Selected Poems by K.C.Kanda
Sare Sukhan Hamare by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Mah-e-Tamaam by Parveen Shakir
Mirza Ghalib by Prakash Pandit series
Meer Taqi Meer by Prakash Pandit series
Ali Sardar Jafri by Prakash Pandit series
Firaq Gorakhpuri by Prakash Pandit series
Ghalib aur Asghar ki Shaayari by Amar Dehlvi
Intekhab by Anees Amrohvi
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Last updated on: 12th March, 2004