Mushaira (Urdu: مشاعره, mušā’ira) is a poetic symposium. Its a term in Urdu used to describe an event (called mehfil, محفل) where poets gather to perform their works. A mushaira is a beloved part of the culture of Pakistan and North India, and it is greatly admired by participants as a forum for free self-expression.
A mushaira can take a number of forms. Traditionally, the ghazal is the specific poetic form employed, either recited or sung, but other forms of poetry, recitation and song may be allowed also. The poetry is often humorous in nature. Invited guest poets will usually be seated behind a long table at the front of the room, with often the most admired of them seated in the centre. One person will host the mushaira, inviting each poet to come and perform. However, the form is relatively free, and anyone can come forward and ask to perform. The host usually lets the most admired poet present be the last to perform.
The audience often interacts with the poets, most often with encouraging calls of wah wah at the end of appreciated couplets. If a couplet is particularly appreciated, there may be calls for the poet to repeat it, or the audience might spontaneously repeat it themselves. The latter is done when a poet's first couplet is appreciated. Sometimes a mushaira is more competitive. The Tarahi Mushaira is a particular form where a misra is given, and poets compose their ghazals using that misra and the behar (rhythmic metre) of the misra. i like Mushaira for luckhnow. Manauwer Khan is like Nushaira(Bihar)
Famous Shayars of Mushaira
If we talk about the Top Ten International Poets of India,On the basis of the Quality of Ghazals,Nazms and Geets and on the basis of the fan following this is how the list is.....
Ranks Name of the poet City
1 Tahir Faraz Rampur/Mumbai 2 Munawwar Rana Kolkata 3 Rahat Indori Indore/Mumbai 4 Wasim Bareilvi Bareilly 5 Johar Kanpuri Kanpur 6 M.Z Manzur Ahmed Lucknow 7 Shabeena Adeeb Kanpur 8 Manzar Bhopali Bhopal 9 Naseem Nikhat Lucknow 10 Bekal Utsahi NewDelhi
Tahir faraz is the Most famous poet of the World.His Nazms "MAAI"and "BOHOT KHOOBSURAT HO TUM" are so so famous that every person who is found of Urdu ghazals and nazams like it from bottom of their hearts.Tahir is also famous for Keeping A tradition of saying ghazal in a said manner,and he does not believe in Breaking the rules Which are laid by our Seniors.Tahir has visited almost Every country of the World and has got Applause both from Normal people to Ministers and Other VVIP people too.His famous Ghazals are AAp hamare saath nahi,Khud ko padta hoon,Phool ke aas paas rehte hain,jab kabhi bolna,goshe badal badal ke,aankho mai aansuo ki jagah,jo shajar belibaas rehte hain ETC....Tahir has also published His Award winnig Book Titled "KASHKOL".We all wish our number one poet alway remain number one and keep serving his fans with classical ghazals for which he is known in the whole world.
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