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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One can say that he is the most unique poet ever produced in Punjabi literature.
He borrowed the story and plot of the legend of Heer- Ranjha and structured it anew and contrary to early happy endings raised it to the level of tragedy of classic dimensions. His Heer is so popularly read and recited all over Punjab that people feel proud in owning Waris Shah as their very own bard whose poetry has already survived two centuries of criticism and scrutiny and will stand the test of time in future too.
By using the metre Baint, Waris has opened a new way of reciting his poem. One thing, about which there is no dispute between Punjabis across the borders, is their love, affection, regard and respect for Waris Shah.
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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 ooetry the superiority and nobility of Waris and adopted him as a model and an ideal.
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. Not to be warid with Waris Ali Shah. He is the first poet to see the unique conjunction of high romance and tragedy in it.
That is why his poem ha attracted variant readings and interpretations and still has not lot its freshness and fragrance. The Heer by Waris is full of poetic intensity. High Romance and Tragedy. What surprises the reader is his range of emotions and feelings. He is also well versed in Hindu tradition and folk-lore. Hs witty, humorous, satirical and sarcastic musings and phrases full of poetic beauty have become quotations in Punjabi lexicon.
The mausoleum complex was completed in and is a mixture of the Lahore School of Architecture and Tughlaq Architecture. More than any other poet, it is Waris Shah alone who made Punjabi language enter every heart and hearth of Punjab. Back to Hsah Page.
He had the insight and perception to see the Heer-Ranjha story as dhah eternal and ever fresh analogue of immutable love. As a bard of high order, his other podtry are his command over language and his encyclopaedic knowledge of the contemporary social scene. All those who wish to enjoy him, should search for him in his Heer.
Waris Shah is at his best when he describes the scenes of separation, details of beauty, graces of nature, human feelings and sentiments. Waris Shah is a model poet who inspired and guided generations of Punjabi poets belonging to the medieval as well as modern period. Waris Shah is primarily known as the author of Heer Ranjha whose verse is a treasure-trove of Punjabi phrases, idioms and sayings. 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.
After completing his education, Waris moved to Malka Hansa village twelve kilometres north of Pakpattan. 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. No poet can raise poetic grace of love at so passionate and soulful a pitch without a deep by moving personal experience.
It is because of these sterling qualities of a master artist that he still translates our deepest emotions and dreams.
Waris Shah (Author of Heer Waris Shah / ہیر وارث شاہ)
Another movie on the life of Waris Shah Waris Shah: Waris give ample proof of his grounding in Islamic lore through Persian and Arabic. The beauty of this epic poem is that it has attracted every critic worth the name and has led to a variety of interpretations and critical approaches.
Many verses of Shaj 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.
Pakistan’s river of love including many pictures of Chenab river “.
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 Poeyry Khan in the district of Sheikhupura, now in Pakistan. Follies and foibles of social life are also focused upon.
Punjabu Shah was a consummate artiste, a deeply learned person in Sufi and domestic cultural lore. 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.
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. The Heer by Waris is full of poetic intensity, loetry, critical faculty, deep and wide observation, wisdom gained through living a full and rich life, critical daring, romantic imagination, poetic vision, artistic excellence and natural grace of perfect execution.
His in-depth understanding of life enables him to survey the vast expanse of human behaviour and sermonise on pujnabi affairs of life. Except for Heer and Ranjha he has made everybody else a butt of ridicule and criticism. Great Sufi Poets of the 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 punjabo.
Heer Waris Shah
He has left only one work behind. His minute and realistic depiction of each detail of Punjabi life and the political situation in the 18th century, remains unique and the entire poem is an album of colourful and enchanting pictures of life in the Punjab, of varied views but always deeply absorbing. 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.
Some have interpreted this poem from a Marxist point of view whereas others have analysed it from Freudian the angle.