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Mirza Ghalib: A Biographical Scenario

Gulzar (Author)
Synopsis Mirza Ghalib yet stands unparalleled in the world of Urdu poetry. His body of work was not just reflective of the turbulent times that he wrote in, but also resonated with beauty, culture, passion, love, longing and was resplendent with imagery. His ghazals are unique, as he wrote about all the phases of life. He was endowed with a passionate appreciation of life, yet deeply questioned the very fundamentals of faith and dogma. His philosophy and views on the times that he lived and worked in are the most relevant. Ghalib is inarguably one of the greatest poets of all times. Based on the eponymous serial made by renowned director, lyricist and poet Gulzar, this book presents Mirza Ghalib’s life and poetry in the form of a scenario, moving away from the conventional format of a biography. Mirza Ghalib: A Biographical Scenario is an extremely important historic and creative document.
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About the author


Gulzar is one of Indian cinemaâs most sensitive and creative directors; a lyricist par excellence; one whose work never fails to surprise, bring a tear to the eye or a smile on the lips; a humble man with humble beginnings who is unafraid of experimenting. A career that began more than three decades ago comprises a rich repertoire of not just films, but also authoring several anthologies of short stories, including Raavi Paar and Other Stories. One of the two immensely popular television serials that he has directed has been on the life of Mirza Ghalib, who commands Gulzarâs heartstrings, and the most recent one is based on the works of one of Indian literatureâs greats, Munshi Premchand. Winner of the Sahitya Akademi award, Gulzarâs interest in literature is more than just a passing fancy. He writes poetry, short stories, all his works have been translated into English, and he is the creator of the three-line poem, called Triveni. Writing for Gulzar, is his first love, his passion, his junoon, his life breath!

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Bibliographic information

Title Mirza Ghalib: A Biographical Scenario
Author Gulzar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 25.06.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rupa & Co.
Language: English
isbn 8129103125
length 224p.
Subjects Biography