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Ghalib 1797-1869 : Life and Letters (Paperback)

Author: Russell, Ralph

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Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib (1797-1869), noble, poet, and wit of Mughal Delhi in its twilight years before the revolt of 1857, is the most famous and popular of the Urdu poets that the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent has produced. His frankness, his humorous good nature, and his cheerfully avowed unorthodoxy with regard to the more irksome formalities of his Muslim religion, made him something of a legend even in his own lifetime. Collections of his numerous letters to his friends were published just before his death, and not many years later his friend and younger contemporary Hali wrote his Memoir of Ghalib, itself one of the classics of Urdu literature. The present volume consists in the main of translations from Hali's Memoir, Ghalib's Persian and Urdu letters, his diary of the revolt of 1857, and other materials. These materials are arranged to tell the story of his life.


Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780195635065
SKU 204357077
Format Paperback
ISBN10 019563506X
Release Date 11/15/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0404
Publisher Oxford University Press
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