Zarb-e-Sukhan is a collection of collections called Kulliyat of Urdu poetry. It comprises seven poetry collections, including recent work of its author, Ehsan Sehgal. An English newspaper of Pakistan the Daily Times describes it as a "splendid poetry collection." The author's work over a period of time has been acknowledged by Urdu circles in Pakistan and India.
The Kulliyat Zarb-e-Sukhan is an Urdu poetry work, which was written over more than four-decades by its author and comprises all of his prior works: Parwaz-e-Takhial, Andaz-e-Takhaial, Saaz-e-Takhaial, Naaz-e-Takhaial, Afkar Ki Khushboo and Charagh-e-Dard. Sehgal is said to be strict on the use of Urdu poetry metres. A writer expressed his view in the newspaper Daily Rising Kashmir that such poetry authoritatively demonstrated poetic couplets that were compiled with rhythmic weighs and help others to learn the basics of the art of Urdu rhythmic poetry. ehsan Sehgal's ghazals and naats have been sung by several singers of Pakistan.
Dr. Amjad Parvez writes in his review:
"Ehsan probably is very particular in the regard and has taken pains to mention the metres below each and every piece of poetry included in his present book. It must have been a gigantic, painstaking effort despite the fact that he does not believe in these restrictions (Pg 14). Famous Indian poet Nida Fazli agrees with Ehsan Sehgal that the experiments in both traditional and untraditional knitting of thought process have been widely accepted and with the passage of time such changes have found a place in the mainstream literature. He compares Ghalib's thought in the couplet Tawaqo Khastagi Mein Jin Sei Thi Kutch Daad Paaney Ki/ Woh Hum Sei Bhi Ziyada Khasta Taigh-e-Situm Nikle (The ones whom I looked forward, for encouragement were found to be victims of denigration more than I was) with that in Ehsan's Tu Apney Dukhon Ki Kar Na Baat/ Yehi Dukh Main Nei Bhi Sahe Hain (Do not talk of your pains as I have suffered more) (Pg 32)."
Journalist Mushtaq. A . Khan wrote:
"Several of his couplets are so enchanting that they keep the readers spellbound for days.This couplet vividly reminds one of Dagh Dehlavi. 'Khoob Ji Bhar Ke Sitam Aur Bhi Karlo Sahib 'Bat Rah Jati Hey Aur Waqt Guzar Jata Hey. Ehsan Sehgal has also shown mastery over the art of Arooz (poetry metre). He has come up with some innovation in this regard which is very pleasing.Each Ghazal and Rubai in the collection carries the name of the meter (Arooz) in which it has been composed.This is something unique and novel as I do not remember to have encountered any other book with this "Ehtemam". Editor Nation Today Ahktar Hadi wrote, "Ehsan Sehgal is pure soul and a poet of pathos always grappling to rationalise things without getting an answer".
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Urdu, surviving against odds", 29 December 2012.
- ↑ "A Literary Look at 2012", 17 February 2013.
- ↑ "-Launching Ceremony of Book-ھولینڈ کی خبریں".
- ↑ "احسان سہگل کا مجموعہ ضرب سخن شائع ہو گیا", 11 December 2009.
- ↑ "National News-Book Launch", 28 November 2012, p. 9.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 "A splendid poetry collection", 25 March 2013.
- ↑ "ھولینڈ کی خبریں".
- ↑ Khan, Mushtaq A.. "Readers Enchanted by Ehsan Sehgal's The flight of imagination", 9 October 1995.
- ↑ Hadi, Akhtar. "Ehsan Sehgal: Poet of Pathos", Nation Today, July 1998.