HBO’s wildly popular epic fantasy show Game of Thrones (GoT) has found fans across the over 170 countries where it airs. In many of these places, the show is dubbed in local languages for non-English speaking viewers.
In India, too, several vloggers helped locals understand the show by explaining or reviewing each episode in Hindi.
Now, Rekhta Foundation, a non-profit that works for the preservation and promotion of Urdu language, literature, and culture, has linked GoT with Urdu poetry.
In an Instagram series, Rekhta has posted photos from some of the key scenes of the final season of GoT, which ended today (May 20), with Urdu couplets that best describe the emotion. These couplets are from the poems of famous Urdu poets Nida Fazli, Mir Taqi Mir, and Faisal Fehmi, among others.
Below are Rekhta’s images and loose translations of the poetry :