Punjabi Poetry

Punjabi poetry is as old and as rich as the people of Punjab. It is often believed that Baba Sheikh Farid (d. 1266) is the first Punjabi poet but that's only partly true. He is one of the first whose poetry has survived in the written form. But the Punjabi language and punjabi poetry are for sure older than that. So, what else is there and who are the greatest or latest Punjabi poets? We created this website to answer that question. You will find selected poetry by greatest classical and modern Punjabi poets on this page.

Classical Poets

Pioneers of Modern Poetry

Modern Poets