Volume : 4, Issue : 9, SEP 2018

THE COMPARATIVE ELEMENTS IN THE POETRY OF ABDUL KARIM GADAI AND MIR GUL KHAN NASIR.

FARRUKH AZIZ ANSARI, ASIFA ABBAS

Abstract

Mir Gul Khan Nasir and Abdul Karim Gadai stand at the apex of the world of literature because of the contributions they made to the Balochi and Sindhi poetry respectively. Both the poets are hailed as the messiahs of masses and apostles of egalitarianism. The philosophy of socialism honeycombs quite considerably the worldviews and works of both of the geniuses. Regardless of the fact that they belonged to two different regions, came from entirely diverse cultures, lived in quite different milieus, and spoke different languages, Mir Nasir and Gadai shared a number of similarities. The poets spoke squarely their heart in a dauntless manner. They attempted to shake the status quo. They ventured into criminalizing the primitive institution of “Sardari System”. They endeavored to raise awareness amongst the masses to rise from their slumber, and put in a concerted effort to emancipate themselves from the history-long fetters put around their necks by the so-called landed aristocracy. Both of the poets got on in the face of the powerful while chastising them for the crimes they perpetuated against the powerless. At the same time, both the poets demonstrated the glaring disenchantment with the institution of the clergy for the latter’s culpable alignment with the camp of the exploitative. Mir and Gadai were staunchly progressive in their outlook and socialist in their thought. With certain differences, they share many a point of convergence. They were the poets of resistance. At one point, they both appear to be passionately nationalistic, however, with a progressive perspective. The present research paper attempts to shed some light on the points of similarities between the two giants of Balochi and Sindhi literature by juxtaposing some of their selected verses.

Keywords

Mir Gul Khan Nasir, Abdul Karim Gadai, Resistance, Masses, Exploitation, Awareness, Justice, Equality And Feudal Lords.

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