Khalid Hameed Shaida | Faiz, A Wailing Nightingale

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Faiz, A Wailing Nightingale

by Khalid Hameed Shaida

The poems in this collection establish Faiz as a great lyricist who embraced traditional motifs and subjects with an unrivaled passion and proclivity for verse that explores the natural and illusory qualities of love. Yet, Faiz was a wailing nightingale—a tortured man who loved beauty, but found himself surrounded by the pain, sorrow, poverty, bloodshed, and tears of daily life in post-Colonial Pakistan. It is in this dynamic counterpoise that Faiz’s artistry becomes manifest, mixing the good, the bad and the ugly in a delightful manner.
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1. Preface
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2. Poem 1 - 9
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3. Poem 10 - 19
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4. Poem 20 - 28
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5. Poem 29 - 37
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6. Poem 38 - 46
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7. Poem 47 - 57
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8. Poem 58 - 68
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9. Poem 69 - 81
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10. Poem 82 - 95
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11. Poem 96 - 104 & Conclusion
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Translator Khalid Hameed Shaida earned his medical degree in Pakistan and practiced medicine in both Canada and the United States. He has translated Persian masters Khusro, Hafiz, Ghalib, and Iqbal in his mother tongue of Urdu. In English he has translated the poems of Hafiz (Hafiz, the Voice of God and Hafiz, Drunk with God), Khusro (Khusro, the Indian Orpheus), and Ghalib (Ghalib, the Indian Beloved), and now Faiz.


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