Rekhti (Urdu: ریختی), is a form of Urdu feminist poetry. A genre developed by male poets, it uses women's voices to talk about themselves. It was formed in 19th-century Lucknow, then part of the State of Awadh (now in Uttar Pradesh, India). The poet Saadat Yaar Khan Rangin is credited with its creation.
Written generally in ghazal form, it uses women's special idioms, mannerism and accents. Their topics include women-women and women-men affairs and also women's sensual desires and sexual urges.
- Saadat Yaar Khan 'Rangeen'
- Meer Yaar Alii 'Jaan Sahib'
- Mohsin Khan 'Mohsin'
- Insha Allah Khan 'Insha'
- Rekhti Rekhta Foundation, Retrieved 10 May 2016
- Review of Ruth Vanita's "Gender, Sex and the City: Urdu Rekhti Poetry in India, 1780–1870" Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific Issue 31, December 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2016
- But Muhammad Quli Qutub Shaw (1580 _1611)was also credited with the composition of rekhtis. Sajid Sajni: The last poet of Rekhti Blog: The World of Urdu Poetry, Literature and News. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2016
- Ruth Vanita, Gender, Sex and the City: Urdu Rekhti Poetry in India, 1780–1870, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012