User Login

Not yet a Member? Register Now

"Hazaron khwahishen aisi ke har khwahish pe dum nikle"

Back to All Posts

Zara si baat... Insha ke naam...

Insha Saab ka asal naam Sayyid Insha Allah Khan 'Insha' hai. He was an Urdu poet in the courts of Lucknow and Delhi in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. A multi-talented polyglot, he was the author of the first grammar of the Urdu language, Darya-e-Latafat. Apart from being an virtuoso poet, Insha was a linguist, who knew many Indian dialects intimately. He is known for two remarkable works which display aspects of this talent: Rani Ketki Ki Kahani, a short romance which is one of the earliest prose works in Hindi (no Arabic or Persian words are used), and Darya-e-latafat (1807), a work in Persian on the grammar and rhetoric of the Urdu language, which also presented a linguistic study of the dialects of Delhi and Lucknow. This pioneering work established grammatical terminology used to this day.

Disclaimer : Work that explicitly mentions Barbar Ghazipuri is Copyright Reserved. No Publication or sharing without consent is permissible. To remove/modify any part/content/shayari that infringes/violates anyone's copyright please contact UrduWala Team.

Design by MAJF Technologies and brought to you by GhazalGah