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Jameela Nishat

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Nationality  Indian
Name  Jameela Nishat
Ethnicity  Urdu
Role  Poet
Genre  Ghazal, Nazm,
Education  Master of Arts
Subject  Literature

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Occupation  Poet, Editor, Educationalist, Feminist

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Jameela Nishat (born 1955) is an Urdu poet, editor, and feminist from Hyderabad, Telangana, India.


Early life

Jameela Nishat was born in Hyderabad in a middle-class family. Her father, Syed Bin Mohammad, was a portrait artist. He was also a close friend of artist M F Hussain.

Her Career

Nishat started writing at an early age. She published her first poem in the year 1970. For some time, she wrote in Kitab Numa, a journal published by Jamia Millia University in Delhi and in various other poetry magazines. Her first book, Lava - a collection of poems, was published in 2000. Hoshang Merchant translated some of her poems from Lava and the translated poems were published by Sahitya Academy in 2008. She has published three collections of poetry. Her work has also been featured in various other anthologies.

SPARROW published a booklet on her life and work in 1999. She is also one of the speakers at HLF - Hyderabad Literary Festival.

She was one of the feminist poets at 100 Thousand Poets for Change Conference held from 3 June to 8 June 2015 in Salerno, Italy.

Social Activities

In 2012, she founded the "Shaheen Collective - Shaheen's Women Resource and Welfare Association" to serve the cause of Muslim women. The organization works for the welfare of women and elimination of domestic and social violence.


  • Butterfly Caresses (Published by Patridge India, 2015)
  • Lams Ki Sawghat (Educational Publishing House, New Delhi,2006)
  • Lamhey Ki Ankh (Published by Asmita Resource Centre for Women, Secunderabad, 2002)
  • Lava (2000)
  • Edited Inkeshaf, Anthology of Deccan Women Writers, Published by Asmita Resource Centre for Women, Secunderabad,2000).
  • Awards

  • Maqdoom Award
  • Devi Award by The New Indian Express
  • References

    Jameela Nishat Wikipedia