Mirza Ghalib: Selected Lyrics and Letters

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Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 2005 - Poetry - 513 pages
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The best of Mirza Ghalib, one of the greatest Urdu poets, is presented in this compendium. Each of the 104 ghazals, 7 miscellaneous nazms, and 68 selected letters are presented in the original Urdu text, with a parallel translation in simple, lucid English, and a transliteration in Roman script for readers who are not familiar with Urdu in Persian script. A critical introduction to Ghalib's work, chronology of important events in his life, and bibliography are also provided.
  

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Contents

A Critique of Ghalibs
3
India
271
A Word about the Letters
303
To Munshi IIabib Allah Khan Zaka 2 letters 305
409
To Munshi Shiv Narain 1 letter 322
425
To Mir Mehdi Majrooh 11 letters 336
439
To Mirza Hatim Ali Sahib Mehr 3 letters 355
457
To Nawab KalbeAli Khan Bahadur 2 letters 365
467
1 letter 377
478
To Shahabudin Khan Saqib 1 letter 385
485
To Munshi Dad Khan Sayyah 5 letters 390
491
To Nawab Mir Ghulam Baba Khan 3 letters 398
497
Nasaakh 1 letter 406
503
Notes on Some of Ghalibs
509
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About the author (2005)

K.C. Kanda has an MA and PhD in English, an MA in Urdu from Delhi University, and is a recipient of the Urdu Academy award for excellence in translation. He has published ten books of Urdu poetry translated into English and has four books about English literature to his credit.

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