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Nazm (Urdu نظم) is a major part of the Urdu poetry, that is normally written in rhymed verse and also in modern prose style poems. Nazm is a significant genre of Urdu poetry; the other one is known as Ghazal (Urdu: غزل).

Forms of Nazm[edit]

Following are the various different forms of Nazm[1][2]

Prominent Urdu Nazm Poets[edit]

The important poets of Nazm are: Nazeer Akbarabadi, Sir Allama Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, Altaf Hussain Hali, Josh Malihabadi, Firaq Gorakhpuri, Noon Meem Rashid, Majeed Amjad, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Ali Sardar Jafri, Kaifi Azmi and Gulzar, Sahir Ludhianvi, Ahmed Faraz, Hafeez Jalandhri, Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi.


  1. ^ Dr. Khurshid Khawar Amrohvi, Moqaddma-tul-Kalaam, Arooz-o-Qafiya, p.116/132, Karachi, 1989<
  2. ^ Hakim Molana Anjum Foqi, Fikr-o-Fun, p.303/309, Karachi, 1974

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The Indian Panorama

The Indian Panorama
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:48:45 -0800

WASHINGTON (TIP): “Nazm is gaining ground in Mushaira,” said Javed Akhtar, the famous poet, film lyricist, and screenplay writer, presiding over 41st Annual International mushaira organized by the Aligarh Alumni Association in Washington on November 7, ...

Saudi Gazette

Saudi Gazette
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:00:00 -0800

Renowned poets from the Eastern Province, Sohail Saaqib, Waseem Mazhar, Qudsia Laali and Safi Hyder Jannaty regaled the audience with their nazm and ghazals. The event was ably anchored by Mohammed Asif Akhter, a member of the club who kept ...

The News on Sunday

The News on Sunday
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 14:11:15 -0700

Enamoured of Urdu poem (nazm), he has written a full-fledged thesis on Nazm that traces how the modern nazm fared in portraying the sensibility of that era. Jadeed Urdu Nazm Mein Asri Hissiat came out to fulfil the academic requirements but the author ...
Deccan Herald
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 06:26:15 -0800

Mentioning the prominence of the language in a nazm (a type of ghazal), whether Urdu or Hindustani, “Akhtar says, “Language is not only a vehicle of communication. Language carries culture. It carries traditions, a sense of continuity and an identity.

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sat, 31 Oct 2015 03:38:04 -0700

Staying there is a pleasure, for who would not be delighted to listen to a nazm or two read aloud from Idrak Sahab'Sahib's volume Sarchashma-e-abadi or Eternal Spring, by the glow of a lamp in the evenings! On a walk through Landour, up the idyllic ...


Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:45:42 -0800

“The View” apparently the epicenter of femi-nazm and political correctness in America – which probably why one of its hosts has decided to mix it up with “Republican” presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. That's right … apparently the bald-faced lying ...
Times of India
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 08:41:15 -0800

ALIGARH: Prominent Urdu writers on Thursday said they are both anxious and outraged at the Rajasthan government's move to do away with writings of Ismat Chughtai, Safdar Hashmi and others from textbooks. Condemning it as an attempt to attack the ...

The News on Sunday

The News on Sunday
Sat, 31 Oct 2015 14:11:15 -0700

The social media played a pivotal role in my dissatisfaction with the Urdu verse, as my exposure to present-day Urdu ghazal and nazm increased manifold due to the technological advancement. It was a jolting experience for me, somewhat heartbreaking.

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