A Critical Exploration of the Ideals of Marxist Approach in the Poetic Works of Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Kaifi Azmi

Authors

  • Kashaf Nasreen Siddiqui
  • Dr. Hafiz Mohammad Arif
  • Dr. Mohammad Tariq

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v10i1.11240

Keywords:

Marxism, Capitalism, Resistance, Suffering, Utopia, Faiz and Kaifi

Abstract

This paper aims to objectify Marxist tendencies in the poetry of Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Kaifi Azmi, the illustrious, revolutionary poets of the post-imperial era who have dedicated their art to resist against anarchy, tyranny, capitalism and misrule, and to create an utopian society where peace and equality would prevail. The paper is an endeavor to show how Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Kaifi Azmi were influenced by Marxist ideology and how they wanted the world to be a better place. However, these poets belonged to different social, political and cultural contexts. These poets have projected their Marxist utopian vision in reaction to capitalist hegemony in their respective social order. The sufferings and resistance of the oppressed were depicted by them. This paper also discusses the influence of Marxism on Romantic literary attitude and how these poets dropped their romantic approach for resistance.

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Author Biographies

Kashaf Nasreen Siddiqui

Research Scholar

Department of Languages (English)

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Integral University

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Dr. Hafiz Mohammad Arif

Associate Professor of English and Head

Department of Languages (English)

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Dr. Mohammad Tariq

Assistant Professor of English, Department of English

JSH PG College

Bareili, UP, India

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Published

28-01-2022

How to Cite

Siddiqui, K. N., Mohammad Arif, D. H., & Tariq , D. M. . (2022). A Critical Exploration of the Ideals of Marxist Approach in the Poetic Works of Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Kaifi Azmi. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 10(1), 62–73. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v10i1.11240