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Noshi Gilani
Poet
--: Biography of Noshi Gilani :--

 

Noshi Gilani (born in 1964 in Bahawalpur Pakistan) is a legendary female Urdu poet of international fame and a former academic from the Bahawalpur University, Punjab Pakistan.

She is one of the Urdu leading poets in Pakistan has successfully published five collections of poetry. Her poetry collection published in Pakistan Includes: . Mohabatain Jab Sumar Kurna (When you count affections, 1993) 
. Udas Honay Kay Din Naheen (These are not the days of sadeness, 1997) 
. Pehla Lafz Mohabat Likha (The first word of love, 2003) 
. Selected poems like Ay Meeray Shareek-E-Risal-E-Jaan, 
. Hum Tera Intezaar Kurtey Rahey (O my beloved, I kept waiting for you, 2008).

In 2008, her poerty was translated in English and her poems were read in the UK, with the Poetry Translation Centre's World Poets' Tour.

She hosted a tribute to folk singer Pathanay Khan, sponsored by the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).

Noshi Gilani settled in San Fasisco USA in 1995 but after her marriage to Saeed Khan she decided to Australia. She married Saeed Khan, an Australian-based Urdu poet on October 25, 2008 and they currectly reside in Sydney Australia. It was reported, that her mother Mrs. Sarwar Gilani Sahiba, a professor of Urdu and Persian languages and literature, died in Bahawalpur, Pakistan.

The candour and frankness of her highly-charged poems is unusual for a woman writing in Urdu and she has gained a committed international audience, performing regularly at large poetry gatherings in Pakistan, Australia, Canada and the US. Unknown outside the Pakistani community, the translations here mark her introduction to an English-speaking audience.

She is a member of younger generation of female poets. Her experience of living in US shows a notable impact on her significant number of poems. Living through Diaspora has increased the complexity of her poems and reinforced her sense of female identity and introduced a new revolution against restraint creative writers in Pakistani society.

Books

. Mohabatain Jab Sumar Kurna (When you count affections, 1993) 
. Udas Honay Kay Din Naheen (These are not the days of sadeness, 1997) 
. Pehla Lafz Mohabat Likha (The first word of love, 2003) 
. Selected poems like Ay Meeray Shareek-E-Risal-E-Jaan, 
Hum Tera Intezaar Kurtey Rahey (2008).

 

 
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