Iqbal was the common man’s poet in the sense that through his poetry he
represented the collected consciousness of the people of his time.
also known as "Shaere-Mashriq" (Poet of the East!) first published
"Bang-e-Dara" (Call of the Caravan) in March 1924. Since then it has
continued to be a favorite with both young and the old.Besides being a
poet, Iqbal was also a philosopher, a jurist, a politician, a social
reformer, and a great Islamic scholar. In Bang-e-Dara, Iqbal’s poetic
themes reflect his vast array of experience and prove to be
inspirational or at the least entertaining.