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Teaching Ghazals at college level to students choosing professional studies ahead is just?

HaroOn Dilshad | 10 years ago

Why im asked to elaborate a verse or verses from ghazals when im not interested either.Why should I remember THE whole Ghazals and poems against their respective poets,lest they're asked in exam.I don't see if I'd have to write love letters in future and the creepy ghazals gona help me.Is writing a letter to my father bound to the pattern written in my Urdu keybook?.What say,whether or not Urdu literature must be optional at college level? apart from the lessons which really convey a good lesson

 

Asked by: HaroOn Dilshad | 10 years ago | Answers: 9 | Views: 4187

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Awais Amjad | 10 years ago

Answered by: Awais Amjad | 10 years ago

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Yeah, I agree. But as I said.. there used to be 32 ghazals in our syllabus, there is no point in teaching so many to the students.
Munahil Murrieum | 10 years ago
hmmmmm.. thats upto the people who set the syllabus. Waisay we did use to skip preparing for a couple or may be more poets's Ghazals coz we used to have a choice in attempting the related Questions.
Awais Amjad | 10 years ago
Yeah, we were not left with much options :P I remember learning only first six ghazal's tashree and fortunately one of the choice was from those six ghazals :D
Munahil Murrieum | 10 years ago
lol ok
Awais Amjad | 10 years ago
woww,she also agrees wth me; )
HaroOn Dilshad | 10 years ago

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Zainab Hussain | 10 years ago

Answered by: Zainab Hussain | 10 years ago

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Munahil Murrieum | 10 years ago

Answered by: Munahil Murrieum | 10 years ago

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Nabeha | 10 years ago

Answered by: Nabeha | 10 years ago

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Osama Afzal | 10 years ago

Answered by: Osama Afzal | 10 years ago

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teaching language apart,that can be done through prose and constructive poetry rather than ROMANTIC ghazals.
HaroOn Dilshad | 10 years ago
agree ...
Osama Afzal | 10 years ago

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Khawaja Naveed Haider | 10 years ago

Answered by: Khawaja Naveed Haider | 10 years ago

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good; )
HaroOn Dilshad | 10 years ago

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Faiq Latifi | 10 years ago

Answered by: Faiq Latifi | 10 years ago

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Aasiyah Espina | 10 years ago

Answered by: Aasiyah Espina | 10 years ago

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Well, weren't there poets who challenged the recurring romantic theme of the ghazals? It may slightly be different but I suppose the form and the measure are the same. Take Agha Shahid Ali for example. Some of his works may be in English but he takes the ghazal in a different direction.
Aasiyah Espina | 10 years ago
I don't know who he is,there's no single Ghazal by him; )
HaroOn Dilshad | 10 years ago
Hahaha. :) You know, I look up to Urdu poetry so much but I am a biologist and that too a Filipino. For what it's worth, I think if ghazal is only based on love, there are several kinds of love. Maybe, those romantic poets do not only allude to a woman. Maybe, there's something in between the lines. And maybe this is what I like about literature, in general, it gives space for your mind to inquire, question, be inspired because of the absence of hard facts of the natural sciences. It's one of those mental exercises for me on critical thinking.
Aasiyah Espina | 10 years ago
tell you what,none of the examiners is interested in what a student thinks about a particular verse,they only want a pre-written material,courtesy to the keybooks.For instance,in first year xams,I tried to produce something out of me,and the result was like 58%.When you're 90% in the rest of the subjects,how does it feel like having this.
HaroOn Dilshad | 10 years ago
Seriously, none of our educators has nailed it. I came from a pretty liberal university. Such things don't happen when it's literature we're talking about. But, in some universities, even in high school, they experienced what you experienced. Hence, the growing resentment. Something is very wrong. Poetry can't be evaluated like how you evaluate other subjects.

But, poetry, for me, is still indispensable.
Aasiyah Espina | 10 years ago

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Anonymous | 5 years ago

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