Waris Shah was a Punjabi Sufi poet of Chishti order, known for his contribution to Punjabi Waris Shah is primarily known as the author of Heer Ranjha whose verse is a treasure-trove of Punjabi phrases, idioms and sayings. His minute and . HomeLibraryPunjabi LiteratureHeer Waris Shah Heer Waris Shah Writer: Syed Waris Shah Dhukhde Masle Bhakhda Punjab Poetry by 22 Punjabi Writer. The legend of Heer- Ranjha. In the tradition of Punjabi Qissa poetry the arrival of Waris Shah was an epoch making event, which changed the status, tone and.
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Except for Heer and Ranjha he has made everybody else a butt of ridicule and criticism.
The beauty of this epic poem is that it has attracted every critic worth the name and has led to a variety of punjxbi and critical approaches. Waris Shah is primarily known as the author of Heer Ranjha whose verse is a treasure-trove of Punjabi phrases, idioms and sayings. He is also well versed in Hindu tradition and folk-lore. His in-depth understanding of life enables him to survey the daris expanse of human behaviour and sermonise on the affairs of life.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is because of these sterling qualities of a master artist that he still translates our deepest emotions and dreams.
Waris Shah has a acknowledged himself as a disciple of Pir Makhdum of Kasur. Retrieved 29 May Waris Shah is at his best when he describes the scenes of separation, details of beauty, graces of nature, human feelings and sentiments. Out of the five rivers of the Punjabthe river Chenab is forever linked and often mentioned in the history books of these folk love tales.
Waris Shah – Wikipedia
Here he resided in a small room, adjacent to a historic mosque now called Masjid Waris Shah, until his death. That is why his poem ha attracted variant readings and interpretations and still has not lot warid freshness and fragrance. This page was last edited on 30 Septemberat Though not much is known about his life, historical evidence shows that Waris Shah was born in AD in a Sayyad family which enjoyed great respect and prestige in the village of Jandiala Sher Khan in the district pubjabi Sheikhupura, now in Pakistan.
Waris’s parents are said to have died when he was young. His writing clearly shows that the extent of his knowledge is wide indeed, so that whenever he chooses, and he chooses quite often, he gives astonishingly authentic details, for instance about astronomy, medicine, social rites, habits of men and women, clothes, kinds of horses and buffaloes, the items of the dowry etc.
More than any other poet, it is Waris Shah alone who made Punjabi language enter every heart and hearth of Punjab. Some authors also suggest that it was Waris Shah’s own unrequited love towards a girl named Bhag Bhari that later became the foundation of the poem.
Some have interpreted this poem punnabi a Marxist point of view whereas others have analysed it from Freudian the angle. The legend of Heer- Ranjha. The story of Heer and Ranjha had already become a great love-legend in a tradition of high romance and has been written by his predecessors like Damodar and Mukbal.
Views Read Edit View history. It is said in history books that the story of romantic love is a poetic expression of the mystical love of the human soul towards God — the quintessential subject in Sufism and a recurring theme in both Muslim and Hindu mysticism.
He is the first poet to see the unique conjunction of high romance and tragedy in it. Many verses of Waris Shah are widely used in Punjab in a moral context, for instance: Whatever be the conclusion of the critics, they are unanimous in their verdict that Waris Shah is the first secular poet of Punjab who sang full-throatedly about Punjab and Punjabiat and left a writing which is the soulful passionate expression of the Punjabi psyche, culture and aspirations.
What surprises the reader is his range of emotions and feelings.
One can say that he is the most unique poet ever produced in Punjabi literature. Waris Shah is a model poet who inspired and guided generations of Punjabi poets belonging to the medieval as well as modern period.
The immortal Heer, which has enthralled and fascinated generations of listeners and readers, is not only a great literary achievement but also a spiritual testament.
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In the tradition of Punjabi Qissa poetry the arrival of Waris Shah was an epoch making event, which changed the status, tone and tenor of Punjabi poetry. The mausoleum complex was completed in and is a mixture of the Lahore School of Architecture and Tughlaq Architecture. After this great achievement, it became a tradition in Punjabi poetry that every budding and aspiring poet had to reproduce, in poetic form, the story of Heer and Ranjha so as to establish his poetic credentials but every poet accepted the superiority and nobility of Waris and adopted him as a model and an ideal.
All those who wish to enjoy him, should search for him in his Heer.
He exposed the hypocrisy of the priests, the Balnath sect of yogis, besides being critical of the caste system and the cunning of men and women. It is because of this fact that bhagbhari is cited as the woman who was the passion inspiring Waris to sing his own unfulfilled love through the legend of Heer and Ranjha.