Lalleshwari or, as she was more famously known, Lal Ded, was perhaps the most famous Kashmiri poet belonging to the 14th century. Known for her Vakhs, she renounced her marriage and became a student of the saint Siddha Srikantha. Her poems are often derived from experiences in her personal life, and her brushes with Sufism. Lal Ded has had a lasting effect on Kashmiri literature and Sufism, with her poems being translated to English by a number of authors. #kashmiri#kashmir#poetry#poetess#poet#LalDed#kashmiriwriter
The first Kashmiri woman to win the acclaimed Sahitya Akademi Award, Naseem Shafaie is one of the most popular contemporary Kashmiri poets. Her poems have been translated in English, German, Italian, Korean, English, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi and Telugu. She rose to fame with her poetry, which spoke of the Kashmir atrocities from a womans perspective. Her poetic style is one that combines honesty with nostalgia, and always manages to leave an impression on those who read it. #kashmir#kashmiri#poetry#poetess#love#nature#peace#kashmiriwriter#jammu
Zoon, or Habba Khatoon, was a famous 16th century Kashmiri poet and was credited with being one of the few to introduce romantic lyricism into Kashmiri poetry. Called the Nightingale of Kashmi. she was a peasant woman who married the king of Kashmir. When he was imprisoned by Emperor Akbar, she spent her days singing her songs in the Valley. Her poems depict desire and love, and in a daring role reversal, in one of her poems, she beckons her lover with desire. Her poems also managed to encapsulate the beauty of Kashmir, the everyday life of the people as well as their struggles.