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Galib: His Life and Poetry

Ali Sardar Jafri (Author)
Synopsis Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, who has been compared to Goethe by Iqbal is one of the most beloved and endearing of Urdu poets. Since his death a hundred years ago, countless editions of his poems have been published. Innumerable theses and treatises have been written on his work Literary critics have been delighted with the versatility of his poetry which can be appreciated from so many angles. In this little 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 litterateurs in Urdu, has given a brief biographical sketch of Ghalib and an appreciation of his personality and poetry. There follows translation of excerpts from Ghalib's letters. In the second section, some of the most beautiful couplets and ghazals of Ghalib from Urdu as well as Persian are rendered into English by the distinguished writer Qurratulain Hyder. This work is sponsored by Ghalib Yadgar Committee and its president, Dr Rafiq Zakaria, has contributed a foreword to this volume.
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About the author

Ali Sardar Jafri

ALI SARDAR JAFRI- Urdu poet and critic whose work has been translated into many foreign languages - winner of the Soviet Land Nehru Literary Award for his book of poems Ek Khwab Aur; Editor, Hindustani Book Trust, Bombay. He has edited and published works of many classical Urdu and Hindi poets, including Ghalib, Mir, Kabir and Mirabai. He was the recipient of the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship (1969-70) and worked on the imagery in Urdu poetry which was to be published in six volumes both in Hindi and Urdu. Unfortunately, this great man is no longer amidst us. He passed away in the year 200O.

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Title Galib: His Life and Poetry
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8120721675
length 112p.