By Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib,Frances W. Pritchett,Owen T.A. Cornwall

This collection of poetry and prose via Mirza Asadullah Khan, referred to as Ghalib (1797-1869), offers an obtainable and wide-ranging creation to the preeminent Urdu poet of the 19th century. Ghalib’s poems, in particular his ghazals, stay loved all through South Asia for his or her arresting intelligence and captivating wit. His letters—informal, funny, and deeply personal—provide a glimpse into his colourful personality. those cautious translations enable readers with very little wisdom of Urdu to understand the big variety of his poetry, from his bursts of inimitable simplicity to the finer issues of his richly layered aesthetic.

Beginning with a severe creation of his lifestyles and paintings to nonspecialists and experts alike, Frances Pritchett and Owen Cornwall current a range of Ghalib’s works, conscientiously explaining information of poetic shape in annotations distilled from years of scholarly engagement with the commentarial culture. Their translation keeps line-for-line accuracy and thereby preserves complicated poetic units that play upon the strain among the 2 strains of every verse. The publication comprises complete ghazals, chosen person verses from different ghazals, poems in different genres, and letters. The e-book additionally encompasses a word list, the Urdu textual content of the unique poetry, and an appendix with a translation of each example in his letters during which Ghalib commented on his personal verses.

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