A short review of Benewah’s life, contributions and poetic style
Author(s): Mohammad Qassim Tasal and Hameedullah Omarkhel
Abstract: Abdul Rauf Benewah is one of the contemporary writers and poets of Pashto literature and language. Also, he is known as the one of the five stars of Pashto literature. Besides poetry, Benewah wrote a lot of essays and dramas, most of them on social and historical which are written by Pashto, Persian and Arabic languages. Benewah contributed numerous collections in prose, poetry and dramas. Preshans Afkar [Troubled mind] is his poetic collection which has a lot of good poems.
Also, was tender in historic events that he wrote a lot of books in the field of history and history of Pashto literature. One of his great prosaic contribution to Pashto letters was اوسنی لیکوال [contemporary writers] in three volume anthology of Pashto writings published in 1961. Osani Lekwal [contemporary writers] is a biography which explained a lot of contemporary Pashtun poets. The spiritual of the majority of Benewah’s poems are based on the soul of the Wish Zalmian [It was a Pashtun intellectual youths party].