Matan, Department of Urdu & Iqbaliat, The Islamia University - Bahawalpur

متْن (اردو ریسرچ جرنل)

Department of Urdu, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
ISSN (print): 2708-5724
ISSN (online): 2708-5732

“Lisani Tashkeelati Tehreek” was a prominent literary activity, which was presented by Iftekhar Jalib and other writers in early 60's. The common perception is that “Lisani Tashkeelati Tehreek” was adopted from imagist movement of Ezra pound and his friend poet’s. Imagist movement was presented in 1908 by Ezra. In this movement he claims new poetic language for modern life cycle continuing in Britain and Europe. Ezra asks English poet to avoid romantic poetry and create images of his real life. In Urdu “Lisani Tashkeelati Tehreek” claims that poetic language presented by Urdu poets is worth less. It can't create the real pictures of modern life that's why Iftekhar Jalib says that new Urdu poet should use new words, new images and brutal death pictures in his poetry. These two literary movements are different, but imagism produced some good literature in the form of poetry, but Iftekhar and his friends couldn't. This article argues about the theory of these two and try to present the real picture of both. It can help to know about the different poetical movements presented in Urdu poetry in last 50 years.


Lecturer (Urdu), University of Sargodha.




Type: Article
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Language: Urdu
Id: 63b072932555e
Pages 304 - 317
Published December 31, 2022


MATAN (متْن), Department of Urdu, IUB.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.