Punjabi Ghazal

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Pañjābī g̲h̲azala by Cānaṇa Gobindapurī. Dillī : Naishanala Buka Shāpa, 1988. From the University of Chicago Library.

ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਗ਼ਜ਼ਲ Punjabi Ghazal, by ਚਾਨਣ ਗੋਬਿੰਦਪੁਰੀ Chanan Govindpuri.

“The ghazal is a poetic form consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line sharing the same meter. 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 form is ancient, originating in Arabic poetry in Arabia long before the birth of Islam.” — from “Ghazal” on Wikipedia

I was unable to find information in English on Chanan Govindpuri, but there’s at least a ghazal of his on YouTube!

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