Mushaira vs. Ghazal



A poetic symposium in North India and Pakistan at which poets gather to perform their works, traditionally ghazals.


A poetic form mostly used for love poetry in Middle Eastern, South, and Central Asian poetry.


Mushaira (Urdu: مشاعرہ, romanized: Mušā'ira) is a poetic symposium. It is an event (called mehfil, Mushairi) where poets gather to perform their works.


A kind of Oriental lyric, and usually erotic, poetry, written in recurring rhymes.


The ghazal (Arabic: غَزَل‎, Bengali: গজল, Urdu: غزَل, Hindi: ग़ज़ल, Persian: غزل‎, Azerbaijani: qəzəl, Turkish: gazel, Uzbek: gʻazal, Gujarati: ગઝલ) is a form of amatory poem or ode, originating in Arabic poetry. A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love in spite of that pain.The ghazal form is ancient, tracing its origins to 7th-century Arabic poetry.

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