Friday, February 09, 2007

Koi Sukha Hua Patta tha...


Nida Fazli reads his beautiful nazm valid ke vafat par (on the death of my father) here. He was unable to attend his father's funeral because he could not afford the journey.

You can also listen to his hamd (in praise Of God). Its certainly the quirkiest hamd one is likely to hear.

The South Asian Literary Recordings Project records the works of writers writing in different South Asian languages, in their own voice.

I have a fascination with poets reading their works. What a poet emphasizes, and what he/she does not, tells so much about how they interpret their own poems.

6 comments:

musical said...

I completely agree with the last paragraph.

BTW, where did you find this.

sbkt said...

"BTW, where did you find this."

Oh, I found this by accident. I was searching for translations of some hindi/urdu poems to english.

musical said...

hmm, why not add the label "chance neural activity" ;)

sbkt said...

:-D. Ya, I guess I could.
Or I guess I'll keep that category for totally chancy stuff.

sleepy said...

The Hamd is quirky, but I like :)And the website is great, poetry sounds better when I hear it read out loud. I found this website a while back and they have some good recordings and translations, more ways for me to waste time :)
http://audiopoetry.wordpress.com/

Hi, btw, I found your blog off of sepia mutiny.

sbkt said...

Thanks for the link, sleepy.