Ameeta Parsuram ‘Meeta’
Psychologist, Poet & Lyricist | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ameeta Parsuram, Professor of Psychology, has been involved in teaching, training and therapy for more than thirty years. As a Psychologist she has had an insatiable interest in understanding human relationships, especially from the female perspective.
Poetry is her passion. Her takhallus (pen Name) is Meeta. Meeta’s shairi is effortless and comes straight from the heart. Every ‘sher’ brings with it a complete experience. Her poetry is sensitive and is a vivid reflection of the experiences of human beings.
Meeta write her poetry following the tradition of Daagh Dehlvi, an outstanding poet of the old Delhi school of Urdu poetry. He was famous for writing romantic and sensuous ghazals in the most simple and chaste Urdu with a minimal use of Persian words. He lay emphasis in the power of the Urdu idiom and is oft considered one of the best romantic poets for having poetry with universal appeal.
Meeta’s poetry does reflect a few key features of the Daagh tradition. Love in its various nuances and forms has been a prominent theme in Meeta’s poetry. Fluidity and flow of her ‘misras’ makes her Ghazals intrinsically musical too.
However following ‘paband’ shairi has not confined her khayaal to the times that were. Reflected in her poetry is the concept of evolved human relationships. A significant dimension of her shairi being that it validates the experiences of women over a spectrum of time and space.
Ghazals and Nazms written by Meeta observe a delicate balance of frank and sensitive portrayal of human emotions and have been published in prestigious literary magazines/journals as well, as on the world famous Urdu Poetry website: www.rekhta.com
Meeta has been organizing Bazm, a Ghazal concert, since 2009. Bazm is a platform for those singers who are passionate about Ghazal. This is a non-ticketed concert open to any and every Ghazal lover. Many eminent singers from India and Pakistan have participated in this event since then and its popularity is growing each year. Meeta’s has the support of people like Javed Akhtar Saab, Ustad Shujat Khan, from the world of poetry and music, in this endeavor.
Image-1 Meeta with Ustad Rashid Khan
Image-2 Meeta with Javed Akhtar Saab and Meeta’s son, Lakshman Parsuram, who quit his IT career to become a Sound Engineer and Pyaar Bepanah is his Debut Album as the Recordist.
TESTIMONIALS REGARDING MEETA’S SHAIRA:
Padma Shri Shabana Azmi on the simplicity of Meeta’s verses:
“Ameeta Ji ki shairi ka khayaal bohot khoobsoorat hai. Aur usse bhi badi baat ye hai ke wo use bohot hee sadharan zabaan mein bol paati hain. Yeh zaroori hai!
Aaj ke daur main, jab tak hum aisi shairi nahin karenge jo logon tak pahunche, aur khas taur par yuva pidi tak, to iske aage badne main kami aa sakti hai.”
Padma Shri Smt. Shanti Hiranand on the key themes in Meeta’s shairi:
“Meeta ki shairi is zamaane ki shairi se bilkul alag hai. Inki ghazalon main Falsafa hai jise zindagi ke tajurbon se jodte hue, bade aasaan lafzon main kaha gaya hai.
Meeta ki ghazalon mein sabse eham jazbaa ishq ka hai. Inki shairi main ishq se jude alfaaz ye kehte hain ke ishq apne aap mein muqammal hai aur koyi sila nahin maangta.
Inka kalaam Majaazi ishq ko bade anokhe andaaz mein bayaan karta hai. Meeta ka ishq majaazi hai…aur nahin bhi! Ye majaazi ishq, apni hee ek alag pehchaan banate hue, haqiqi bhee nazar aata hai.”
Eminent shaiyar, Janaab Anwar Jalalpuri shares his views about Meeta’s shayari:
“Ameeta Parsuram ki shayari mein nari ke pakeeza jazbaat aur ehsasaat kee taazgi hai. Unki shayari mein jaagti huyee aankho’n ki bechani aur soyee huyee aankho’n ke sapne hai’n. Mil kar bichharne aur bichhar kar milne ki kashmakash ka Meeta Ji ke dil-o-dimaag par kaafi asar hai. Pyar, mohobbat aur ishq ke saath saath, insaani chehro’n ke badalte huye rango’n ki tasveer banane ke hunar se wo waqif hain.
Unke ashaar mei’n sangeet hai. Unki Ghazale’n jab mausiqi mein dhal jaaye’n to aisa asar rakhti hain jo kabhi khatm nahi’n ho pata.
Meri n’ek tamannaye’n unki khoobsurat shayari ki kamyaabi ke saath hain.”
OTHER WORKS BY MEETA:
JO AAJ TAK NA KEH SAKI
Singers: Padmashri Smt. Shanti Hiranand (on CD1)
Radhika Chopra (on CD2)
Released via Mystica Music
Nominated for BEST DEBUT (LYRICS) at the GIMA 2011
Singers: Rekha Bharadwaj and Sudeep Banerjee
Released via TIMES MUSIC
Nominated for the BEST ALBUM (GHAZAL) at the GIMA 2012
Singers: Padma Shri Ustad Rashid Khan
Released via UNIVERSAL MUSIC
Nominated for BEST ALBUM (GHAZAL) at the GIMA 2013
KAHU’N AUR KYA
Singer: Ustad Shafqat Ali Khan
Marketed via UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP
Other than the names mentioned above, Meeta’s poetry has been sung by several eminent voices. Such as:
Padma Shri Hari Haran ji
Ustad Moin Khan