Canto & Its Evolution in Urdu Literature

  • Dr Irfan Ahsan Pasha Assistant Professor, Dept. of Urdu, University of Education, Faisalabad Campus
  • Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Associate Professor, Dept. of Urdu, Riphah International University, Faisalabad Campus
  • Dr. Aasia Rani Assistant Professor, Govt. Islamia College For Women, Lahore Cantt.
Keywords: Globalization, Canto, Jafar Tahir, Jilani Kamran, NM Rashid, Jameeluddin Aali, Hadi Hassan, IftiKhar Jalib×


Poetry of any literature is the mirror of that language in which it is being produced. Urdu literature, under the influence of globalization, has changed so much and adopted many forms and molds of poetry from modern literature of the western world. Urdu poetry especially in the nearer past has adopted many new styles, techniques, and Genres from the languages of the world. In this article, it is discussed to what extent Urdu literature has adopted the genre of Canto and what are the different ways of exploration and innovation of Urdu poets in this regard. It presents the contemporary situation of Canto along with its tradition in Urdu literature.


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Rashid, Noon, Meem. Kulliyate Rashid. Lahore: Mawara. 1991. P 187

Ibid. P 201

Ibid. P 336-37

Ibid. P 249

Jafar Tahir. Haft Kishore. Lahore: Guild Publishing House. 1962. P 1

Ibid. P 15

Ibid. P 27

Ibid. P 32

Ibid. P 53

Ibid. P 66

Ibid. P 78

Ibid. P 93

Ibid. P 113

Ibid. P 128

Khan, Ahsan Ali. Jafar tahir ki Nazm Nigari. P 125

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Iftikhar Jalib. Lisani Tashkilat aur Qadeem Banjar. Karachi: Farhang. 2001. P 211

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Aali, Jamiluddin. Insaan. 2007. P 49

Ibid. P 59

Ibid. P 81

Ibid. P 344

Ibid. P 523

How to Cite
Dr Irfan Ahsan Pasha, Dr. Manzoor Ahmad, and Dr. Aasia Rani. 2022. “Canto & Its Evolution in Urdu Literature”. Tasdiqتصدیق۔ 3 (01), 196-207.