Early life of Wali Muhammad Wali
He was born in the year 1667 at Aurangabad, a significant town in the Indian state of Maharashtra. He loved travelling, which he regarded as a means of education
Career of Wali Muhammad Wali
Visit of Wali Mohammed Wali to Delhi in the year 1700 is also considered to be of immense significance for Urdu Gazals. His sensuous, melodious and simple poems in Urdu language awakened the Persian loving poets of Delhi to be the beauty and capability of "Rekhta" the old name for Urdu) as a medium of poetic expression. His visit thus stimulated the growth and development of Urdu Ghazal in Delhi.
Wali died in Ahmedabad in 1707, and was likely buried in the same city.
Genre of Literary Creation by Wali Muhammad Wali
Even though Wali tried his best at variety of verse forms including the Masnavi, Qasida, Mukhammas, and the rubai, the Ghazal is his speciality. He wrote 473 Ghazals containing 3,225 couplets (Ashaar).
Themes of Literary by Wali Muhammad Wali
One of his favourite themes was love - both earthly and mystical - and his characteristic tone was one of cheerful affirmation and acceptance, rather than of melancholy grumbling. Wali Muhammad Wali was first Urdu poet to have started the practice of expressing love from the man's point of view, as against the prevailing convention of impersonating as a woman.
Wali, on one hand, unravelled the beauty and richness of the native language as a poetic medium, on the other, he was alive to the vigour and verve of Persian diction and imagery which he successfully incorporated into the body of his verse. He may thus be called the architect of the modern poetic language, which is a skilful blend of Hindi and Persian vocabulary.