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What is the meaning of Takhallus ?

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Asked by Tasneem, 26 Mar '10 12:55 pm
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In the Urdu poetic tradition, most poets use a pen name called the Takhallus. This can be either a part of a poet's given name or something else adopted as an identity. The traditional convention in identifying Urdu poets is to mention the Takhallus at the end of the name.

The word Takhallus is derived from Arabic, meaning "ending". This is because in the ghazal form, the poet would usually incorporate his or her pen name into the final couplet (maqta) of each poem as a type of 'signature'.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 26 Mar '10 01:17 pm

 
  
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Most of these Urdu poets in India used pen names or pseudonyms known as 'Takhallus'. This word is derived from Arabic and it means 'ending'. This pen name was fixed at the end of a poet's name and the traditional way of identifying an Urdu poet was by taking the pen name. Also, when a poet wrote a poem or a ghazal, his pen name would be incorporated at the end of the poem as a signature.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 26 Mar '10 01:04 pm

 
  
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It is a Pen name
Answered by jameel ahmed, 26 Mar '10 01:07 pm

 
  
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Formallity,
Answered by anjan pandey, 26 Mar '10 12:58 pm

 
  
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It is Up-naam, a poetic title after your name. You being a mohammedan, must have known it more since it is a part of Urdu shaayars to keep a takhallus. It is like Bekal "Utsaahi" , someone "Barelvi" They either attach their place of birth or some other name as suffix. Recent Shankar Shaad Mushaira had one comic poet as "Khamkhah " and read a comic peom involving this word, creating laughters !
Answered by nkpathak, 02 Apr '10 01:15 pm

 
  
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