Noshi Gillani is a famous and well versed poetess from Pakistan, Known for her penetrating poetry, Noshi has earned huge fan following not nationally bit internationally too.
|In Urdu:||نوشی گیلانی|
|Date:||14 March 1964|
|Genres:||Sad, Romantic, Two line poetry|
|Books:||Mohabatain Jab Sumar Kurna, Udas Honay Kay Din Naheen, Pehla Lafz Mohabat Likha, Hum Tera Intezaar Kurtey Rahey and Hawa Chupke se Kehti Hai.|
Noshi Gilani was born on 14 March in 1964 in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. She is an Urdu poet of international fame and a former academic from the Bahawalpur University, Punjab, Pakistan. She obtained her education from Islamia University.
Noshi Gilani settled in San Francisco USA in 1995 but after her marriage to Saeed Khan she decided to move to Australia. She married Saeed Khan, an Australian-based Urdu poet on 25 October 2008 and they currently reside in Sydney Australia. Her mother ,Mrs. Sarwar Gilani Sahiba, was a professor of Urdu and Persian languages and literature. She died in Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
The candour and frankness of her poems is unusual for a woman writing in Urdu and she has gained a committed international audience, performing at large poetry gatherings in Pakistan, Australia, Canada and the United States. Unknown outside the Pakistani community, the translations mark her introduction to an English-speaking audience. She is a member of younger generation of female poets. Her experience of living in USA shows a notable impact on her significant number of poems. Living through Diaspora has increased the complexity of her poems and reinforced her sense of female identity and introduced a new revolution against restraint creative writers in Pakistani society.
- In 2008, her some poetry work was translated into English and her poems were read in the UK, with the Poetry Translation Centre’s World Poets’ Tour.
- Gilani is also credited with co-translating the great Australian poet Les Murray into Urdu language. These works were published in Taseer Literary magazine in Islamabad in its December 2011 edition.
- She hosted a tribute to folk singer Pathanay Khan, sponsored by the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).
- Gilani co-founded the Urdu Academy of Australia (Sydney) in 2009. The Academy organises monthly sittings in Sydney to promote Urdu Poetry and literature.,
- Her new book of poetry Hawa Chupke se Kehti Hai (The Breeze Whispers) was published in June 2011 in Lahore, Pakistan. The new book received such a warm response that its first edition was reported sold out within 2 hours of its arrival in Urdu Bazar. The book has created a great buzz and interest among Urdu literati and readers since Gilani’s last poetry book was published in 2003.
Noshi Gilanis Works
- Mohabatain Jab Sumar Kurna (When you would count affections, 1993)
- Udas Honay Kay Din Naheen (These are not the days of sadeness, 1997)
- Pehla Lafz Mohabat Likha (The first word was written “Love”, 2003)
- Selected poems like Ay Meeray Shareek-E-Risal-E-Jaan,
- Hum Tera Intezaar Kurtey Rahey (And I kept waiting you!) (2008).
- Noshi Gillani poems, Enitharmon Press, (15 Sep 2008), translators: Lavinia Greenlaw; Nukhbah Langah.