Dehli Urdu Akhbar

a discussion on role of Urdu Akhbar Dehli and Maulvi Mohd Baqar in Jung e Azadi 1857 on my page Hazrat.e.dilli

Delhi Urdu Akhbar did not carry Maulvi Muhammad Baqir’s byline but researchers are of the opinion that most of the writings came from his forceful pen. At times Maulana Muhammad Hussain Azad also gave a helping hand to his father. The issue of 24 May 1857 includes his poem Tareekh-e-Inqalab Ibrat Afza [History of change is a lesson] that enthused in masses a new spirit and zeal. Some of the verses are:

Hai kal ka abhi zikr keh jo qaume nasara thi

Saheb-e-Iqbal o jahan bakhsh jahandar,

Allah hi Allah hai jis waqat keh nikle

Aafaq men taigh-e-ghazab Hazrat Qahar,

Sab jaohare aqal unke rahe sab taq pe rakhkhe

Sab nakhun tadbeer-o-khirad ho gai bekar

Kaam aaee na ilm-o-hunar hikmat-o-fitrat

Poorab ke tilangoN ne liya sab ko yahan maar.

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