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Ghalib: His Life and Poetry

Ghalib: His Life and Poetry
$13.50
Item Code: IDE529
Author: Ali Sardar Jafri
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2002
ISBN: 8120721675
Pages: 120
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.5"

From the Jacket:

Mirza Ghalib will always remain a part of India's natural heritage. None before him composed Urdu poems as beautifully as he did; none after him. His thoughts elevate us and touch the innermost recesses of both our mind and our heart. His poems create magic - the words flowing like enchanting music from a flute.

In this volume, the reader will get a glimpse of Ghalib's personality as well as his poetry. In the first section, Ali Sardar Jafri, one of the greatest Urdu litterateurs, gives a brief biographical sketch of Ghalib and an appreciation of his personality and poetry. Then follow translations of excerpts from Ghalib's letters. In the second section, some of Ghalib's most beautiful couplets and ghazals are rendered into English from Urdu and Persian, by the distinguished writer Qurratulain Hyder.

 

CONTENTS

 

Foreword
by Rafiq Zakaria
vii
PART I: GHALIB by Ali Sardar Jafri 1
Ghalib 3
Excerpts from Ghalib's Letters
Translated from the Urdu by Qurratulain Hyder
23
Introduction 25
PART II: HIS POETRY
Translated by Qurratulain Hyder
65
Poems translated from Persian 69
The Ideal Men 71
A Persian Ghazal 74
To My Beloved 76
Charagh-i-Dair (Temple Lamps) 79
Abr-i-Guhar-Bar (The Pearl-Showering Cloud) 82
Poems translated from Urdu 85
Ghazal 87
Selected Couplets 89
Ghazal 99
Selected Couplets 100
Odes to Ali 106

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