Exploring poetry, politics, religion in Muhammad Iqbal & Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s works

In an interactive session with the students and poetry lovers of Krea University, Prof Irfanullah Farooqi (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, South Asian University – New Delhi) explored the deep connections between the poetic and the political through select compositions of two iconic poets of 20th century South Asia — Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) and Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911-1984). The session particularly looked at how Iqbal and Faiz had been subjected to a certain kind of religion-ness as witnessed in some of their compositions.

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