Begum Akhtar and Agha Shahid Ali

5 Feb

A nice piece by Manan Kapoor on two of India’s greatest 20th century artists and their intertwining:

How the legendary Begum Akhtar influenced the life and poetry of Agha Shahid Ali

And the Queen in live performance:


One Response to “Begum Akhtar and Agha Shahid Ali”


  1. Mahua Moitra Excellent Speech | Jadde-ye-Kabir - February 5, 2020

    […] …stirring and right on, and ’cause you gotta love smart, angry Indian women…especially when they code-switch between Urdu and beautiful English…and quote Agha Shahid Ali. […]

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