جلیانوالہ باغ کا سانحہ: محرکات و عوامل
Keywords:Jalianwala Bagh tragedy, poetry, Indian Muslims, portrayal of the incident in Urdu Poetry
This article aims at providing a brief account of Jalianwala Bagh massacre and its touching portrayal in Urdu poetry. The sad incident took place in 1919. Many known Urdu poets were alive then to witness the incident and shared their feelings how and who was responsible for the incident. Akbar Ilahabadi was one of the greatest names among the Urdu poets who composed his verses to condemn the incident. The article includes many known and little known poets who expressed their displeasure over the incident. The article recounts the testimony of the poets which remained true to the core of the tragedy. Urdu poets in their sentiments protested the English government and their representatives holding public offices in India then. Urdu poetry recounted many forms of tortures to Indian Muslims.