Her poetic collection
reflects the universal feelings of anger, happiness, pain and love, besides
feminine perspective of love and the associated social problems, he said.
Her published collection of
works including Khushboo, Sad-barg, Khud
Kalami, Inkar, Mah-e-Tamam are considered as most popular collections in
literary history and admired by people, Iftikhar Arif said.
Elaborating, Iftikhar Arif said that her poems reflect a simple yet deep
lucidity that is generally associated with folk songs. However, her ghazals
represent a combination of classical tradition with modern sensitivity.
Using beautiful stylistic devices like metaphors, simile and
personification in musical way, she has introduced a broad concept of
romanticism in her poetry, he said.
Parveen Shakir has added a new dimension to the traditional theme of love by
giving expression to her emotions in a simple and pellucid style and she has
used variety of words to convey different thoughts with varying intensities
using imaginative insight, Iftikhar Arif said.
She has given the most beautiful female touch to Urdu poetry. Her poetry was
a breath of fresh air in Urdu poetry. She used the first-person feminine
pronoun, which is rarely used in Urdu poetry even by female poets, he said.
Parveen Shakir's death was a major loss for the Urdu poets' community and
fans. The literary pieces she left would be remembered for a long period of
time, he said.
Her first book `Khushboo' won the Adamjee Award. Later she was awarded the
Pride of Performance. She got masters degrees in English literature and
linguistics. She also held a Ph.D and another masters degree in Bank
Parveen Shakir died in a car accident in Islamabad. Her death has deprived
Urdu literature of an outstanding poet who has yet to reach the peak of her