Intikhab-e-Kalam : Wali
Seventeenth century was proved to be the starting point of the blossoming era of the Urdu poetry. Vali (1667-1707) was the most prominent north Indian Urdu poet of that era. He forms a link between the Deccani poets who wrote in the southern dialect, and the poets of Delhi, who wrote in the northern dialect, which was more Persianised. Vali’s poetry gave thus the spur to other poets of Delhi. His Divan became the trendsetter for other poets.