Friday, October 1, 2010

Qasida in Urdu

Qasida is also known as chakameh in Persian Language. It is actually a form of Poetry of Pre - Islamic Arabia. Typically Qasida goes up to 50 to 100 lines. It was then later adopted by Persian and there length of Qasida extended to more than 100 lines and this extended version of Qasida was highly appreciated by natives of Persia.

Qasida is sometimes written in the praise of a noble or a great leader. This type if Qasida is known as madih meaning praise. Typically Qasida has one main theme on whole poetry is focus on its description and conclusion.

The traditional Qasida keeps a single elaborated meter throughout the poem and every second line rhymes. This type of Poetry is considered to be one of the most elaborate in world.

After the 10th century, Iranian started used Qasida for other purpose like Naser Khosro used Qasida for theological, philosophical, and ethical purposes and Avicenna, to express philosophical ideas.

In Urdu Qasida is mainly used in the context of madih, in which poetry is for parsing a nobleman of a great leader or king. Sometimes Qasida also refers to the poetry in which a great event occurred in the history. The structure of Qasida is similar to Ghazal in Urdu but it is longer than Ghazals.


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