Best Jaun Eliya Poetry – 22 John Elia Shayari You Must Read
Jaun Elia. One of the most popular modern shaayar of Pakistan. Jaun Elia Shayari has become popular a lot in the last few years. The number of fans of Jaun Elia poetry is increasing as well. Jaun Elia poetry is sad and alone.
Many people consider that Shayari of Jaun Elia is influenced by Sufism spiritual thoughts.
Jaun Elia Shayari touches many hearts and souls. When I was reading about him, I found out that he was from Amroha, Uttar Pradesh. I am from Amroha.
It inspired me to write this post. He is a shayar from my city.
Jaun Eliya, or Jaun Elia, or John Elia, or Jon Eliya, all are correct.
Jaun Elia Poetry
Now you have a little bit info on the darkness of Jaun Elia’s life, you will enjoy and understand this Jaun Elia quotes, Jaun Eliya best Shayari in Hindi and Jaun Elia 2 line Shayari.
Justuju – Searching
Bezar – Frustrated
Bedili – Dejection
Sabr – Patience
Dekhbhaal – Care
Jaun Elia Shayari
Intizari – Waiting
Jabr – Hard (It may be wrong)
Ittefaaq – Coincidence
Tamanna – Wish
Etiraaf – Acknowledge
Hunar – Talent
Qareena – Cup (I may be wrong)
Zehar – Poison
Be-Niyaaz – Independent
Wehshat – Terrible
Darmiyaane – Among, Between
Huzoom – Crowd
Mashwara – Advice
Ilteza – Request
Azaab – Punishment (May be Wrong)
Jaun Elia 2 Line Hindi Shayari
अब जो रिश्तों में बंधा हूँ तो खुला है मुझ पर
क्यूँ परिंदे उड़ नहीं पाते परों के होते
क्या सितम है कि अब तेरी सूरत
गौर करने पे याद आती है
सोचता हूँ कि उसकी याद आखिर
अब किसे रात भर जगाती है
जानिए उससे निभेगी किस तरह
वो खुदा है मैं तो बन्दा भी नहीं
हैं दलीलें तेरे खिलाफ मगर
सोचता हूँ तेरी हिमायत में
मज़हबी बहस मैंने की ही नहीं
फालतू अकल मुझ में थी ही नहीं
यूँ जो तकता है आसमान को तू
कोई रहता है आसमान में क्या
Real Name: Jaun Ashgar, Later adapted the Elia surname.
Date of Birth
14 December 1931
Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Jaun Elia was the youngest of his siblings. His father Shafiq Hasan Elia was involved in the art and literature field.
Rais Amrohvi is his brother. He was also a poet and psychoanalysts.
Childhood of Elia
The environment of books and literary knowledge shaped his life. Jaun Elia Shayari starts when he was only 8.
He studies Arabic and Urdu in Amroha. Jaun learns the English and Hebrew also.
After partition, he moved to Pakistan in 1957. He spent the rest of his life in Karachi.
Jaun Elia has tied the knot with an Urdu writer Zahida Hina. The marriage failed and they get separated in the mid-80s.
He was a supporter of Marxism. Jaun Elia wanted to see a communist revolution in Pakistan. He dreamt of an egalitarian society.
In his words:
Khush badan! Perahan ho surkh tera
Dilbara! Baankpan ho surkh tera
(O beauty! Here’s hoping your apparel is coloured red
Beloved! Here’s hoping your adolescence is coloured red)
He hated the rise of western culture. The culture of Europe and Western countries disgusted him.
Jaun Elia was not much into publishing his work. But still, “Shayad” got published. And all other work was published after his death.
- Ya’ani (2003)
- Gumaan (2004)
- Lekin (2006)
- Goyaa (2008)
8 November 2002, in Karachi.
Nature of Jaun Elia – Why People Like Him?
Well, it is well known that the persona of Jaun Elia was unfriendly. He considered himself agnostic.
Jon Sahab never tried to have good behavior with people around him. Known as a stressed person with the load of sadness on his shoulder.
PakistanToday describes Jaun Elia as:
His was a façade of darkness and morbidity. His face was lined with stress and ill temper, and his behaviour was crude, harsh, and rough, often angering many who were close to him, while tolerated by several others because they loved him.
He was a very good writer, there is no doubt in that, but personally, he was mean and even abusive. A lot of friends has left him, but he has lots of fans.
It reminds me of the quote of John Green, from the book “The Fault in Our Stars”.
You’re a shitty person but a good writer.
After the divorce, things get terrible. Elia started drinking more and engulfed the loneliness and depression.
His life was paved with sadness, and he lived through it with the help of his Shayari.
This is the reason, Jaun Elia poetry is sad and miserable.
Hence, the millennial, with their broken hearts and hope, relate to him so much.