Saadat Yaar Khan Rangin
Saadat Yaar Khan
|Occupation||Sepoy, horse-trader, Urdu poet|
|Rekhta, Baqiyaa, Aamekhta and Angekhta|
Nawab Saadat Yaar Khan Rangin (Urdu: سعادت یار خان رنگِین) (1757, Sirhind – 1835, Lucknow) was an Urdu poet and prose writer. He is credited with the creating a feminist form of Urdu poetry known as "Rekhti".
He was born in Sirhind, brought up Delhi, and died in Lucknow. He was the son of Tahmas Khan Beg, a Persian noble.
He was a disciple of Shah Hatim. The four collections of his poems are – Rekhta, Baqiyaa, Aamekhta and Angekhta in which he is seen as a romantic poet whose choice of words was high. He wrote poems describing his amours with courtesans and dancing girls. He also wrote Majalis e Rangin, a critical review of contemporary Urdu poets. Rangin was a mercenary, a horse-trader and a poet.
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- Sisir kumar Das (2005). History of Indian Literature Vol.1. Sahitya Akademi. p. 464. ISBN 9788172010065.
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