Hindola

dayar-e-hind tha gahvara yaad hai hamdam

bahut zamana hua kis ke kis ke bachpan ka

isi zamin pe khela hai ‘ram’ ka bachpan

isi zamin pe un nanhe nanhe hathon ne

kisi samay men dhanush-ban ko sambhala tha

isi dayar ne dekhi hai ‘krishn’ ki liila

yahin gharondon men siita sulochana radha

kisi zamane men gudiyon se khelti hongi

yahi zamin yahi dariya pahad jangal baagh

yahi havaen yahi sub.h-o-sham suraj chand

yahi ghataen yahi barq-o-raad o qaus-e-quzah

yahin ke giit rivayat mausamon ke julus

hua zamana ki ‘siddharth’ ke the gahvare

inhi nazaron men bachpan kata tha ‘vikram’ ka

suna hai ‘bhartarhari’ bhi inhin se khela tha

‘bharat’ agastya’ ‘kapil’ ‘vyas’ ‘pashi’ ‘kautilya’

‘janak’ vashishth’ ‘manu’ ‘valmik’ vishvamitr

‘kanad’ ‘gautam’ o ramanuj ‘kumaril-bhatt’

mohanjoDaro hadappa ke aur ajanta ke

banane vaale yahin ballamon se khele the

isi hinDole men ‘bhavabhut’ o ‘kalidas’ kabhi

humak humak ke jo tutla ke gungunae the

sarasvati ne zabanon ko un ki chuma tha

yahin ke chand va suraj khilaune the un ke

inhin fazaon men bachpan pala tha ‘ḳhusrav’ ka

isi zamin se uthe ‘tansen’ aur ‘akbar’

‘rahim’ ‘nanak’ o ‘chaitanya’ aur ‘chishti’ ne

inhin fazaon men bachpan ke din guzare the

isi zamin pe kabhi shazada-e-‘ḳhurram’

zara si dil-shikani par jo ro diya hoga

bhar aaya tha dil-e-nazuk to kya ajab is men

in ansuon men jhalak taaj ki bhi dekhi ho

‘ahalyabai’ ‘daman’ ‘padmini’ o ‘raziya’ ne

yahin ke pedon ki shaḳhon men Daale the jhule

isi faza men badhai thi peng bachpan ki

inhi nazaron men savan ke giit gaae the

isi zamin pe ghutnon ke bal chale honge

‘malik-mohammad’ o ‘raskhan’ aur ‘tulsi-das’

inhin fazaon men gunji thi totli boli

‘kabir-das’ ‘tukaram’ ‘sur’ o ‘mira’ ki

isi hinDole men ‘viddypati’ ka kanth khula

isi zamin ke the laal ‘mir’ o ‘ghalib’ bhi

thumak thumak ke chale the gharon ke angan men

‘anis’ o ‘hali’ o ‘iqbal’ aur ‘varis-shah’

yahin ki ḳhaak se ubhre the ‘premchand’ o ‘tagore’

yahin se utthe the tahzib-e-hind ke meamar

isi zamin ne dekha tha bal-pan in ka

yahin dikhai thiin in sab ne bal-lilaen

yahin har ek ke bachpan ne tarbiyat paai

yahin har ek ke jivan ka balkanD khula

yahin se uthte bagulon ke saath daude hain

yahin ki mast ghataon ke saath jhume hain

yahin ki madh-bhari barsat men nahae hain

lipat ke kichad o paani se bachpane un ke

isi zamin se utthe vo desh ke savant

uda diya tha jinhen company ne topon se

isi zamin se uthi hain an-ginat naslen

pale hain hind hinDole men an-ginat bachche

mujh aise kitne hi gumnam bachche khele hain

isi zamin se isi men supurd-e-ḳhak hue

zamin-e-hind ab aram-gah hai un ki

is arz-e-pak se utthin bahut si tahziben

yahin tulu huiin aur yahin ghurub huiin

isi zamin se ubhre kai ulum-o-funun

faraz-e-koh-e-himala ye daur-e-gang-o-jaman

aur in ki god men parvarda karvanon ne

yahin rumuz-e-ḳhiram-e-sukun-numa sikhe

nasim-e-sub.h-e-tamaddun ne bhairvin chhedi

yahin vatan ke taranon ki vo paven phuten

vo be-qarar sukun-za tarannum-e-sahari

vo kapkapate hue soz-o-saz ke shoale

inhi fazaon men angdaiyan jo le ke uthe

lavon se jin ke charaghan hui thi bazm-e-hayat

jinhon ne hind ki tahzib ko zamana hua

bahut se zaviyon se aina dikhaya tha

isi zamin pe Dhali hai miri hayat ki shaam

isi zamin pe vo sub.h muskurai hai

tamam shoala o shabnam miri hayat ki sub.h

suna.un aaj kahani main apne bachpan ki

dil-o-dimagh ki kaliyan abhi na chatki thiin

hamesha khelta rahta tha bhaai bahnon men

hamare saath mohalle ki ladkiyan ladke

machae rakhte the balak udham har ek ghadi

lahu tarang uchhal-phand ka ye aalam tha

mohalla sar pe uthae phire jidhar guzre

hamare chahchahe aur shor gunjte rahte

chahar-samt mohalle ke goshe goshe men

faza men aaj bhi la-raib gunjte honge

agarche dusre bachchon ki tarah tha main bhi

ba-zahir auron ke bachpan sa tha mira bachpan

ye sab sahi mire bachpan ki shaḳhsiyat bhi thi ek

vo shaḳhsiyat ki bahut shoḳh jis ke the ḳhad-o-ḳhal

ada ada men koi shan-e-infiradi thi

gharaz kuchh aur hi lachchhan the mere bachpan ke

mujhe tha chhote badon se bahut shadid lagav

har ek par main chhidakta tha apni nannhi si jaan

dil umDa aata tha aisa ki ji ye chahta tha

utha ke rakh luun kaleje men apni duniya ko

mujhe hai yaad abhi tak ki khel-kud men bhi

kuchh aise vaqfe pur-asrar aa hi jaate the

ki jin men sochne lagta tha kuchh mira bachpan

kai maani-e-be-lafz chhune lagte the

butun-e-ghaib se mere shu.ur-e-asghar ko

har ek manzar-e-manus ghar ka har gosha

kisi tarah ki ho ghar men saji hui har chiiz

mire mohalle ki galiyan makan dar-o-divar

chabutre kuen kuchh ped jhadiyan belen

vo pheri vaale kai un ke bhant bhant ke bol

vo jaane bujhe manazir vo asman o zamin

badalte vaqt ka aina garmi-o-ḳhunki

ghurub-e-mahr men rangon ka jagta jaadu

shafaq ke shish-mahal men gudaz-e-pinhan se

javahron ki chatanen si kuchh pighalti huiin

shajar hajar ki vo kuchh sochti hui duniya

suhani raat ki manus ramaziyat ka fusun

alassabah ufuq ki vo thartharati bhaven

kisi ka jhankna ahista phutti pau se

vo dopahar ka samay darja-e-tapish ka chadhav

thaki thaki si faza men vo zindagi ka utaar

hua ki bansiyan bansvadiyon men bajti huiin

vo din ke badhte hue saae sah-pahar ka sukun

sukut shaam ka jab donon vaqt milte hain

gharaz jhalakte hue sarsari manazir par

mujhe guman paristaniyat ka hota tha

har ek chiiz ki vo ḳhvab-nak asliyyat

mire shu.ur ki chilman se jhankta tha koi

liye rububiyat-e-kaenat ka ehsas

har ek jalve men ghaib o shuhud ka vo milap

har ik nazara ik aina-ḳhana-e-hairat

har ek manzar-e-manus ek hairat-zar

kahin rahun kahin khelon kahin padhun likhun

mire shu.ur pe manDlate the manazir-e-dahr

main akasr un ke tasavvur men Duub jaata tha

vafur-e-jazba se ho jaati thi mizha pur-nam

mujhe yaqin hai in unsuri manazir se

ki aam bachchon se leta tha main ziyada asar

kisi samay miri tifli rahi na be-parva

na chhu saki miri tifli ko ghaflat-e-tifli

ye khel-kud ke lamhon men hota tha ehsas

duaen deta ho jaise mujhe sukut-e-davam

ki jaise haath abad rakh de dosh-e-tifli par

har ek lamha ke raḳhnon se jhankti sadiyan

kahaniyan jo sunun un men Duub jaata tha

ki aadmi ke liye aadmi ki jag-biti

se badh ke kaun si shai aur ho hi sakti hai

inhi fasanon men pinhan the zindagi ke rumuz

inhi fasanon men khulte the raz-ha-e-hayat

unhen fasanon men milti thiin ziist ki qadren

rumuz-e-besh-baha theth admiyat ke

kahaniyan thiin ki sad-dars-gah-e-riqqat-e-qalb

har ik kahani men shaistagi-e-gham ka sabaq

vo unsur ansuon ka dastan-e-insan men

vo nal-daman ki katha sarguzasht-e-savitri

‘shakuntla’ ki kahani ‘bharat’ ki qurbani

vo marg-e-bhishm-pitamah vo sej tiron ki

vo pan.cho panDav ki sovarg-yatra ki katha

vatan se ruḳhsat-e-‘siddharth’ ‘ram’ ka ban-bas

vafa ke baad bhi ‘sita’ ki vo jala-vatani

vo raton-rat ‘siri-krishn’ ko uthae hue

bala ki qaid se ‘basdev’ ka nikal jaana

vo andhkar vo barish, badhi hui jamuna

gham-e-afrin kahani vo ‘hir’ ‘ranjha’ ki

shu.ur-e-hind ke bachpan ki yadgar-e-azim

ki aise vaise taḳhayyul ki saans ukhad jaae

kai muhayyur-e-idrak dev-malayen

hitopdesh ke qisse katha sarat-sagar

karodon sinon men vo gunjta hua aalha

main puchhta huun kisi aur malak valon se

kahaniyon ki ye daulat ye be-baha daulat

fasane dekh lo in ke nazar bhi aati hai

main puchhta huun ki gahvare aur qaumon ke

base hue hain kahin aisi dastanon se

kahaniyan jo main sunta tha apne bachpan men

mire liye vo na thiin mahz bais-e-tafrih

fasanon se mire bachpan ne sochna sikha

fasanon se mujhe sanjidgi ke dars mile

fasanon men nazar aati thi mujh ko ye duniya

gham o ḳhushi men rachi pyaar men basai hui

fasanon se mire dil ne ghulavaten pain

yahi nahin ki mashahir hi ke afsane

zara si umr men karte hon mujh ko mutaassir

mohalle tole ke gumnam adamiyyon ke

kuchh aise sunne men aate the vaqiat-e-hayat

jon yuun to hote the farsuda aur maamuli

magar the aine iḳhlas aur sharafat ke

ye chand aai gai baten aisi baten thiin

ki jin ki ot chamakta tha dard-e-insani

ye vardat nahin razmiyye hayat ke the

gharaz ki ye hain mire bachpane ki tasviren

nadim aur bhi kuchh ḳhatt-o-ḳhal hain un ke

ye meri maan ka hai kahna ki jab main bachcha tha

main aise aadmi ki god men na jaata tha

jo bad-qimar ho aibi ho ya ho bad-surat

mujhe bhi yaad hai nau das baras hi ka main tha

to mujh pe karta tha jaadu sa husn-e-insani

kuchh aisa hota tha mahsus jab main dekhta tha

shagufta rang tar-o-taza ruup valon ka

ki un ki aanch miri haDDiyan gala degi

ik azmaish-e-jan thi ki tha shu.ur-e-jamal

aur us ki nashtariyyat us ki ustuḳhan-sozi

gham o nashat lagavat mohabbat o nafrat

ik intishar-e-sakun iztirab pyaar itaab

vo be-panah zaki-ul-hisi vo hilm o ghurur

kabhi kabhi vo bhare ghar men hiss-e-tanhai

vo vahshaten miri mahaul-e-ḳhush-gavar men bhi

miri sarisht men ziddain ke kai jode

shurua hi se the maujud ab-o-tab ke saath

mire mizaj men pinhan thi ek jadaliyyat

ragon men chhutte rahte the be-shumar anaar

nadim ye hain mire bal-pan ke kuchh asar

vafur o shiddat-e-jazbat ka ye aalam tha

ki kaunde jast karen dil ke abgine men

vo bachpana jise bardasht apni mushkil ho

vo bachpana jo ḳhud apni hi tevriyan si chadhae

nadim zikr-e-javani se kaanp jaata huun

javani aai dabe paanv aur yuun aai

ki us ke aate hi bigda bana-banaya khel

vo ḳhvahishat ke jazbat ke umaDte hue

vo honkte hue be-nam aag ke tufan

vo phutta hua jvala-mukhi javani ka

ragon men uthti hui andhiyon ke vo jhatke

ki jo tavazun-e-hasti jhinjhod ke rakh den

vo zalzale ki pahadon ke pair ukhad jaaen

bulughiyat ki vo tisen vo karb-e-nashv-o-numa

aur aise men mujhe byaha gaya bhala kis se

jo ho na sakti thi hargiz miri sharik-e-hayat

ham ek dusre ke vaste bane hi na the

siyah ho gai duniya miri nigahon men

vo jis ko kahte hain shadi-e-ḳhana-abadi

mire liye vo bani bevgi javani ki

luta suhag miri zindagi ka manDo men

nadim kha gai mujh ko nazar javani ki

bala-e-jan mujhe ho gaya shu.ur-e-jamal

talash-e-shola-e-ulfat se ye hua hasil

ki nafraton ka agan-kunD ban gai hasti

vo halq o siina o rag rag men be-panah chubha

nadim jaise nigal li ho main ne nag-phani

z ishq-zadam o ishqam kamusht zar-o-daregh

ḳhabar na burd ba-rustam kase ki sohrabam

na puchh alam-e-kam-o-dahan nadim mire

samar hayat ka jab raakh bin gaya munh men

main chalti-phirti chita ban gaya javani ki

main kandha deta raha apne jiite murde ko

ye sochta tha ki ab kya karun kahan ja.un

bahut se aur masaib bhi mujh pe tuut pade

main DhunDhne laga har samt sachchi jhuti panah

talash-e-husn men sher-o-adab men dosti men

rundhi sada se mohabbat ki bhiik mangi hai

nae sire se samajhna pada hai duniya ko

bade jatan se sambhala hai ḳhud ko main ne nadim

mujhe sambhalne men to chalis saal guzre hain

meri hayat to vish-pan ki katha hai nadim

main zahr pi ke zamane ko de saka amrit

na puchh main ne jo zahraba-e-hayat piya

magar huun dil se main is ke liye sipas-guzar

larazte hathon se daman ḳhulus ka na chhata

bacha ke rakkhi thi main ne amanat-e-tifli

ise na chhin saki mujh se dast-burd-e-shabab

ba-qaul shaer-e-mulk-e-farang har bachcha

ḳhud apne ahd-e-javani ka baap hota hai

ye kam nahin hai ki tifli-e-rafta chhod gai

dil-e-hazin men kai chhote chhote naqsh-e-qadam

miri ana ki ragon men pade hue hain abhi

na jaane kitne bahut narm ungliyon ke nishan

hanuz vaqt ke be-dard haath kar na sake

hayat-e-rafta ki zinda nishaniyon ko fana

zamana chhin sakega na meri fitrat se

miri safa mire tahtush-shu.ur ki ismat

taḳhaiyyulat ki doshizgi ka radd-e-amal

javan ho ke bhi be-laus tifl-vash jazbat

syana hone pe bhi ye jibillaten meri

ye sarḳhushi o gham be-riya ye qalb-gudaz

baghair bair ke an-ban gharaz se paak tapak

gharaz se paak ye aansu gharaz se paak hansi

ye dasht-e-dahr men hamdardiyon ka sar-chashma

qubuliyat ka ye jazba ye kaenat o hayat

is arz-e-pak par iman ye ham-ahangi

har aadmi se har ik ḳhvab o ziist se ye lagav

ye maan ki god ka ehsas sab manazir men

qarib o duur zamin men ye bu-e-vataniyyat

nizam-e-shams-o-qamar men payam-e-hifz-e-hayat

ba-chashm-e-sham-o-sahar mamta ki shabnam si

ye saaz o dil men mire naghma-e-analkaunain

har iztirab men ruh-e-sukun-e-be-payan

zamana-e-guzaran men davam ka sargam

ye bazm-e-jashn-e-hayat-o-mamat sajti hui

kisi ki yaad ki shahnaiyan si bajti hui

ye ramaziyat ke anasir shu.ur-e-puḳhta men

falak pe vajd men laati hai jo farishton ko

vo shaeri bhi bulugh-e-mizaj-e-tifli hai

ye nashtariyyat-e-hasti ye is ki sheriyat

ye patti patti pe gulzar-e-zindagi ke kisi

latif nuur ki parchhaiyan si padti hui

baham ye hairat o manusiyat ki sargoshi

bashar ki zaat ki mahr-e-uluhiyat ba-jabin

abad ke dil men jaden marta hua sabza

gham-e-jahan mujhe ankhen dikha nahin sakta

ki ankhen dekhe hue huun main ne apne bachpan ki

mire lahu men abhi tak sunai deti hain

sukut-e-huzn men bhi ghunghruon ki jhankaren

ye aur baat ki main is pe kaan de na sakun

isi vadiat-e-tifli ka ab sahara hai

yahi hain marham-e-kafur dil ke zaḳhmon par

unhi ko rakhna hai mahfuz ta-dam-e-aḳhir

zamin-e-hind hai gahvara aaj bhi hamdam

agar hisab karen das karod bachchon ka

ye bachche hind ki sab se badi amanat hain

har ek bachche men hain sad-jahan-e-imkanat

magar vatan ka hal-o-aqd jin ke haath men hai

nizam-e-zindagi-e-hind jin ke bas men hai

ravayya dekh ke un ka ye kahna padta hai

kise padi hai ki samjhe vo is amanat ko

kise padi hai ki bachchon ki zindagi ko bachae

ḳharab hone se talne se suukh jaane se

bachae kaun in azurda honharon ko

vo zindagi jise ye de rahe hain bharat ko

karodon bachchon ke mitne ka ik alamiyya hai

churae jaate hain bachche abhi gharon se yahan

ki jism tod diye jaaen un ke taaki mile

churane valon ko ḳhairat magh-mele ki

jo is azaab se bach jaaen to gale pad jaaen

vo laanten ki hamare karodon bachchon ki

nadim ḳhair se mitti ḳharab ho jaae

vo muflisi ki ḳhushi chhin le vo be-bargi

udasiyon se bhari zindagi ki be-rangi

vo yasiyat na jis ko chhue shua-e-umid

vo ankhen dekhti hain har taraf jo be-nuri

vo tuktuki ki jo pathra ke rah gai ho nadim

vo be-dili ki hansi chhin le jo honton se

vo dukh ki jis se sitaron ki aankh bhar aae

vo gandagi vo kasafat maraz-zada paikar

vo bachche chhin gae hon jin se bachpane un ke

hamin ne ghont diya jis ke bachpane ka gala

jo khate-pite gharon ke hain bachche un ko bhi kya

samaj phulne-phalne ke de saka sadhan

vo saans lete hain tahzib-kush fazaon men

ham un ko dete hain be-jan aur ghalat taalim

milega ilm-e-jihalat-numa se kya un ko

nikal ke madrason aur universitiyyon se

ye bad-nasib na ghar ke na ghaat ke honge

main puchhta huun ye taalim hai ki makkari

karodon zindagiyon se ye be-panah dagha

nisab aisa ki mehnat karen agar is par

bajae ilm jahalat ka iktisab karen

ye ulta dars-e-adab ye sadi hui taalim

dimagh ki ho ghiza ya ghiza-e-jismani

har ik tarah ki ghiza men yahan milavat hai

vo jis ko bachchon ki taalim kah ke dete hain

vo dars ulti chhuri hai gale pe bachpan ke

zamin-e-hind hinDola nahin hai bachchon ka

karodon bachchon ka ye des ab janaza hai

ham inqalab ke ḳhatron se ḳhuub vaqif hain

kuchh aur roz yahi rah gae jo lail-o-nahar

to mol lena padega hamen ye ḳhatra bhi

ki bachche qaum ki sab se badi amanat hain

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