The Liminal in Urdu Literature

Even as Faiz here seems resigned to a sense of nostalgic melancholia in this ghazal, other works of his take a more optimistic view, using the metaphor of the dawn to indicate a brightness of future and cause for hope. Subh-e-Azadi is a good example. Freedom is an accomplice to dawn; a time of day when the first specks of sunlight begin to shine through the darkness and from whereon the day only gets brighter