Ali Arshad Mir (Urdu: علی ارشد میر, January 1, 1951 – October 16, 2008) was an epic Punjabi poet and writer, sometimes described as the "Homer of Punjab". His works have been translated into several languages, such as Urdu and English. In the 1970s, his International Anthem brought him recognition. Its lines, girti hui dewaroo koo aik dhaka aur do (Urdu: گرتی ہوئی دیوارون کو ایک دھکا اور دو) are a popular slogan in the Punjabi region. His work includes dozens of poems which depict the pain and the socio-economic condition of suppressed people in society. They also highlight the sacrifices of the great resistance movements of the subcontinent.