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مس ملر

mas malar (1955) is Amin Kamil's first collection of poems, replete with themes cherished by the socialist progressive movement. Kamil had just begun his career in Kashmiri. Young and enthusiastic, he was like many of his contemporaries attracted by the movement's promise of much needed social change in that era. But soon, like most writers of his generation throughout India, he distanced himself from the socialist agenda in writing and relied on his own creative gifts. Within no time, Kamil became a beacon of modern thought and sensibility in Kashmiri.

In this collection, Kamil, having switched from Urdu, begins to have a taste of Kashmiri verse, explores new rhythms and consciously experiments with new forms and meters. There is an attempt, according to Prof. Shafi Shauq, to bring Kashmiri poetic expression on par with the standard Urdu poetry of that period. The collection of poems represents themes such as hope, promise, rise of common man. The book shows thematic and stylistic influences of Urdu including Iqbal. Some of the popular pieces in this volume are sadaa yi loy zamaanan sikandari mokley (ghazal); waqtuk na kanh ti hoshaa paknuk na kanh ishaaraa (ghazal); aalav tshe divan zindagi sochaan tshe khabar kyaa (ghazal); yarbaluk sahar (nazam); zoon ta golaala (nazam); saazandar (nazam); rot mokal (sonnet). Pieces like these have their intrinsic value and reverberate in essence even in contemporary Kashmiri poetry.

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Amin Kamil's second and ground breaking collection of poems, lava ta prava was published in 1965. This collection was a sea change from the first and was instrumental in establishing Kamil as a major modern poet once for all. This collection also changed the course of Kashmiri poetry, particularly the ghazal poetry with its small number of ghazals and the nazms of ghazal like brevity and treatment of the subject matter. Kamil received Sahitya Akademi national award for this collection in 1967.



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Beyi Suy Paan (1967)




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Padis Pod Tshay (1972)




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Gati Manz Gaash(19)




Kathi Manz Kath (1966)

First collection of short stories which includes Kamil's greatest of all time story Kokar Jung.




Jawaban Chu Arz (1972)






Mehjoornen Bonen Tal (2001)












Habba Khatoon (1967)