Hazaron Khawaishen Aisi: The Wonderful World of Urdu Ghazals

Hazaron Khawaishen Aisi: The Wonderful World of Urdu Ghazals

by Anisur Rahman

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Overview

'This is a work of love, skill and scholarship that reflects the vast, complex riches of the Urdu ghazal tradition. A must-buy for any lover of poetry!' - Tabish Khair

The ghazal is a literary curiosity, a quintessential form of poetic expression, known for its infectious appeal. This volume brings you the first ever comprehensive collection of Urdu ghazals from its very beginnings in the late sixteenth century to the present times. Sixty-five poets from seven literary periods and diverse locations come together in this collection to showcase a rich fare of ideas and styles. They represent the secular and the sacred, the pious and the profane, the plebeian and the patrician in manners as diverse as life itself. Here is an ever-moving kaleidoscope of the Urdu ghazal that authenticates the literary form. This volume is made richer with the inclusion of the Roman transliteration of the originals in Urdu alongside their English translations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789353023409
Publisher: HarperCollins India
Publication date: 12/25/2018
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
File size: 625 KB

About the Author

Anisur Rahman, formerly a professor at the Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, a Central University in New Delhi, is currently senior advisor at Rekhta Foundation, the world's largest website on Urdu language, literature, and culture. He has published several books on Urdu literature and translation.

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