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Akbar Hussain Rizvi

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Akbar Hussain Rizvi

Born: 16 November 1846

Died: 15 February 1921

  • He was an Indian Urdu poet mainly known for satire in his poetry.
  • He was retiring as a sessions judge from Allahabad High Court.
  • He saw India not in the light of a Hindu / Muslim nation, but as a pliant and subservient vassal of the British Raj and as a “warehouse of Europe”.
  • He was critical of the pro-Western beliefs about Muslim society and religion expressed by Syed Ahmed Khan.
  • He published three collection of poems in his lifetime, with a fourth appearing in 1948.

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