Waris Shah was a Punjabi Sufi poet of Chishti order, known for his contribution to Punjabi Waris Shah is primarily known as the author of Heer Ranjha whose verse is a treasure-trove of Punjabi phrases, idioms and sayings. His minute and . HomeLibraryPunjabi LiteratureHeer Waris Shah Heer Waris Shah Writer: Syed Waris Shah Dhukhde Masle Bhakhda Punjab Poetry by 22 Punjabi Writer. The legend of Heer- Ranjha. In the tradition of Punjabi Qissa poetry the arrival of Waris Shah was an epoch making event, which changed the status, tone and.
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He is the first poet to see the unique conjunction of high romance and tragedy in it. He is also well versed in Hindu tradition and folk-lore. After this great achievement, it became a tradition in Punjabi poetry that every budding and pynjabi poet had to reproduce, in poetic form, the story of Heer and Ranjha so as to establish his poetic credentials but every poet accepted the superiority and nobility of Waris and adopted him as a model and an ideal.
His in-depth understanding of life enables him to survey the vast expanse of human behaviour and sermonise on the affairs of life.
He had the insight and perception to see the Heer-Ranjha story as an eternal and ever fresh analogue of immutable love. Views Read Edit View history. Great Sufi Poets of the Punjab.
Waris Shah is a model poet who inspired and guided generations of Punjabi poets belonging to the medieval as well as modern period. The legend of Heer- Ranjha.
Heer Waris Shah
The beauty of this epic poem is that it has attracted every critic worth the name and has led to a variety of interpretations and critical approaches. Out of the five rivers of the Punjabthe river Chenab is forever linked and often mentioned in the history books of these folk love tales.
No poet can raise poetic grace of love at zhah passionate and soulful a earis without a deep by moving personal experience. The Heer by Waris is full of poetic intensity. Heer is the supreme achievement not only of the poet but also of Punjabi poetry. One can say that he is the most unique poet ever produced in Punjabi literature. The Heer by Waris is full of poetic intensity, authenticity, geer faculty, deep and wide observation, wisdom gained through living a full and rich life, critical daring, romantic imagination, poetic vision, artistic excellence and natural grace of perfect execution.
The immortal Heer, which has enthralled and fascinated generations of listeners and readers, is not only a great literary achievement but also a spiritual testament. The story of Heer and Ranjha had already become a great love-legend in a tradition of high romance and has been written by his predecessors like Damodar and Mukbal. His minute and realistic depiction of each detail of Punjabi life and the political situation in the 18th century, remains unique and the entire poem is an album of colourful and enchanting pictures of life in the Punjab, of varied views but always deeply absorbing.
What surprises the reader is his range of emotions and feelings. Waris Shah ;unjabi primarily known as the author of Heer Ranjha whose verse is a treasure-trove of Punjabi poerry, idioms and sayings.
He has left only one work behind. He borrowed the story and plot of the legend of Heer- Ranjha and structured it anew and contrary to early happy endings raised it to the level of tragedy of classic dimensions.
In the tradition of Punjabi Qissa poetry the arrival of Waris Shah was an epoch making event, which changed the status, tone and tenor of Punjabi poetry. Waris’s parents are said to have died when he was young. One thing, about which there is no dispute between Punjabis across the borders, is their love, affection, regard and respect for Waris Shah.
That is why his poem ha attracted variant readings and interpretations and still has not lot its freshness and fragrance.
After completing his education, Waris moved to Malka Hansa village twelve kilometres north of Pakpattan. Whatever be the conclusion of the critics, they are unanimous in their verdict that Waris Shah is the first secular poet of Punjab who sang full-throatedly about Punjab and Punjabiat and left a writing which is the soulful passionate expression of the Punjabi psyche, culture and aspirations.
Not to be confused with Waris Ali Shah. As a man of greet wisdom, understanding and experience, Waris delves deep write analysing his characters. As a bard of high order, his other achievements are his command over language and his encyclopaedic knowledge of the contemporary social scene.
This page was last edited on 30 Septemberat Pakistan’s river of love including many pictures of Chenab river “. He exposed the hypocrisy of the priests, the Balnath sect of yogis, besides being critical of the caste system and the cunning of men and women.
Back to Heer Page. It is said in history books that the story of romantic love is a poetic expression of the mystical love of the human soul towards God — the quintessential subject in Sufism and a recurring theme in both Muslim and Hindu mysticism. An overriding reason for the acceptance of his version of the legend of Heer and Ranjha has been his success in bringing the story closer to his vision of life and reality. Here he resided in a small room, adjacent to a historic mosque now called Masjid Waris Shah, until his death.
His Heer is so popularly read and recited all over Punjab that people feel proud in owning Waris Shah as their very own bard whose poetry has already survived two centuries of criticism and scrutiny and will stand the test of time in future too.
High Romance and Tragedy.
Heer Waris Shah – Punjabi Library
By using the metre Baint, Waris has opened a new way of reciting his poem. The mausoleum complex was completed in and is a mixture of the Lahore School of Architecture and Tughlaq Architecture. A certain degree of stark realism has prevented if from becoming dated.