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  • noun A poetic symposium in Pakistan or North India at which poets gather to perform their works, traditionally ghazals.


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Urdu مشاعره, mušā’ira.


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  • A 'mushaira' will also be held in the concluding session where renowned poets from different parts of the country will participate .... News 2009

  • A 'mushaira' and 'qawwalis' were followed by the fashion show of Mughal couture by Ashima-Leena.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7 2009

  • NEW DELHI: Poetry lovers of Delhi are in for a literary delight with Urdu poets from across the world all set to compete for attention this week as they assemble in the national capital to be part of an annual 'mushaira'.

    The Times of India 2009

  • 'mushaira' (poetry recitation gathering) which made people very happily surprised.

    Bloggers.Pakistan 2009

  • We are shortly organizing a 'Quawali competition, mushaira and kavi same/an in the city with the participation of eminent artistes.

    Punjab Governor Sets Out a New Roadmap For Promotion Of Art ,Culture in The region 2009

  • I was in Kabul when a friend invited me to Kandahar, a southern Afghanistan province and former stronghold of Taliban, to join a mushaira, a gathering of poets and intellectuals.

    Short story: A visit to Kandahar 2007

  • They had arranged a sizeable two-day mushaira and had invited people around the country as well as from neighboring countries Pakistan and Iran.

    Short story: A visit to Kandahar 2007

  • The versatile actor has a strong emotional bond with Hyderabad where she was born and where her parents (Kaifi and Shaukat Azmi) met for the first time at a mushaira in 1947.

    The Times of India 2010

  • Delhiites will soon get to hear Shahryar at the prestigious Shankar-Shaad mushaira organised by the DCM group on March 6, where he will share the stage with eminent Pakistani poets.

    The Hindu - Front Page 2010

  • She spoke to Meenakshi Sinha while in Delhi for the annual Jashn-e-Bahar mushaira:

    The Times of India 2010


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  • ...the grain payment made to the Kulkurnee is termed Mushaira.
    -Mountstuart Elphinstone, Report on the Territories Conquered from the Paishwa, Submitted to the Supreme Government of British India, Appendix,, p. xxii. 1821.

    August 20, 2014