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Ibne Insha – ابن انشا

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Ibne Insha ki tehreer

Ibne Insha ki tehreer

Insha Ji Utho Ab Kooch Karo

Ibn-e-Insha:(b. 15 June, 1927 d. 11 January, 1978)

was an eminent Pakistani Leftist Urdu poet, humorist, travelogue writer and columnist. Along with his poetry, he was regarded one of the best humorists of Urdu. His poetry has a distinctive diction laced with language reminiscent of Amir Khusro in its use of words and construction that is usually heard in the more earthy dialects of the Hindi-Urdu complex of languages, and his forms and poetic style is an influence on generations of young poets.

He was born on June 15, 1927 as Sher Muhammad Khan in Phillaur tehsil of Jalandhar District, Punjab, India. His father hailed from Rajasthan. He did B.A. from Punjab University in 1946 and M.A. from University of Karachi in 1953. He was associated with various governmental services including Radio Pakistan, Ministry of Culture and National Book Centre of Pakistan. He also served UN for some time and this enabled him to visit a lot of places and was the reason of his subsequent travelogues. Some of the places that he visited includes Japan, Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Afganistan, Iran, Turkey, France, UK and US. Insha got the mentors like, Habibullah Ghazanfer Amrohvi, Dr. Ghulam Mustafa Khan and Dr. Abdul Qayyum. Insha spent much of his time in Karachi. He died of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on January 11, 1978 in London and was buried in Karachi.

He is considered as one of the most versatile poets and writers of his generation. His most famous ghazal Insha Ji Utthoo (انشاء جی اٹھو) (Get up Insha Ji, Let’s leave from here) is a modern day Classic. His other works include a number of travelogues recorded with a distinguished touch of humour.

Major works

Is Basti Key Ik Koochey Main (Poetry)

First edition was published in Aug 1976 and till 2003,

22 more editions have been published

Chand Nagar (Poetry)

Dil-e-Wehshi (Poetry)

Awara Gard Ki Diary (Travelogue)

Dunya Gol Hey (Travelogue)

Ibn-e-Batoota Kay Taqub Main (Travelogue)

Chaltay Ho To Cheen Ko Chaliye (Travelogue)

Nagri Nagri Phira Musafar (Travelogue)

Khumar e Gandum (Humor)

Urdu Ki Aakhri Kitaab (Humor)

First edition was published in Jul 1971 and till 2003,

33 more editions have been published

Khat Insha Jee Kay (Collection of letters)

Link to more Books: Chalte ho tau cheen ko chaliye



1. gm - April 3, 2010

if i have the option to bring ibn e insha back in exchange of my own life;you wont find a delay from me.

paktraveler - August 14, 2010

مجھے بھی ابن-انشا سے ایسے ہی محبت ہے. انکے مضمون جاری کرنے کا شکریہ . کاش وہ زندہ ہوتے تو میں انکے مضمون اپنے بلوگ پر بھی جاری کرتا …

2. azra sheikh - August 17, 2011

mujhe b ibn insha ki shairi boht achi lagi unki life history k bar mai par kar kafi acha laga

nayab - January 27, 2012

dil hijar k dard se bojal hai abh aan milo to behtr ho iss baat se humko kya matlb ye keisy ho ye kyun kr ho

3. shaista - February 23, 2012


4. shaista - February 23, 2012

I LIKE THIS ……………….



5. Qaisar Ali - June 18, 2012

i like ibne inshah mazmeen.pls send me ibne inshah mazmeen.thanx

6. Qaisar Ali - June 18, 2012

i need ibne inshah mazmeen. pls anybody send me as soon as possible.thanks.my email id is khanqaisarali@yahoo.com

7. nisa shahbaz - December 27, 2013

where i can find englisg translation of insha’s works???plz tell me

8. Zeeshan - December 27, 2013

Unho ne muje likhna sikhaya he i love insha g .kash men un se mila hota

9. Hasan Rizvi - March 28, 2014

mujhe aisay lagta hai k Insha G nay apni har poem har ghazal mujh pay likhi hai … aisa lagta hai jaisay Insha G mujhe bohat achay say jantay hon … mere favorite poet …. may his soul may rests in peace ..

Amna - August 15, 2014

I am doing my thesis on ibn e insha,if anyone could help me give reference of other writers who criticized ibn e insha

10. talha - December 18, 2014

Unho ne muje likhna sikhaya he i love insha g .kash men un se mila hota

11. Shahid khan - March 1, 2017

I like this guy…. And his history

12. Malik Hussnain - June 4, 2017


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