But their work in Urdu still has very precious worth in the writing field of Urdu. His work is the source of inspiration for the young writers to learn the techniques of writing. He got his early education from the religious madrassah because during his time of period there were not such modern institutions as it is today. The religious madrassahs were considered the primary source of education for the Muslims especially. They also used to get the education from these madrassahs as a religious obligation.
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While a clerk in the Railway Engineering Department, he passed his law exams and worked his way up to becoming a sessions court judge. Most of his poetry is a commentary on the Muslims in India. Given that he was a senior member of the British official establishment, his continued attack on adapting to the British way in many spheres was a direct contradiction to the choices he made in his personal life.
He even sent his son to study abroad for higher education. Also read: R. This dilution of the movement deepened the divide between Hindus and Muslims, many of whom wanted to align themselves with the Muslim League.
However, Akbar Allahabadi stood for brotherhood between the two and wrote many verses expressing the same. Hindu wo Muslim aik hain dono yani ashiyaae hain Ham watan, ham zuban, wa ham qismat Kyon na keh doon ki bhai bhai hain? He wrote many such couplets and poems, pushing for peace between the two communities.
These repeated attempts at a Hindu-Muslim unity led to rumours that Akbar was being bribed by the Hindus and had, perhaps, fallen into the trap of drinking alcohol, which is prohibited in Islam.
It is in this context that his famous ghazal — Hangama hai kyun barpa thodi si jo pi li hai — should be read — as a response to those allegations. But Allahabadi was well known for conveying a deeper meaning that one would only get by reading between the lines. Even though his critics often wrote him off writing satire was not a profession that was respected in literary circles , the gravitas of what he conveyed remains, while making the reader chuckle.
Critic A. He would either have bloomed or driven himself to despair. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Show Full Article.
Akbar Allahabadi Poetry
He worked a lot to promote the Urdu language in the Indian sub-continent. After Independence war of , when the Persian language prohibited. Akbar worked for the promotion of Urdu through his poetry. Akbar Allahabadi has a sound knowledge of Islamic teachings.
Akbar Allahabadi biography and books