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Language English
Contributor(s) Russell Ralph
Binding Paperback
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Overview: Ghalib Life and Letters

Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, known as one of the greatest poets of all time, was an influential Urdu poet who continues to be popular in India and Pakistan and also among the diaspora communities across the world. He had a frank, cheerful and humorous approach to life which was evident in his writing. Ghalib's works describes the various events that occurred during his lifetime such as the Mughals being deposed by the British and the revolt of 1857 that followed. Ghalib: Life and Letters by Ralph Russell comprises of near to perfect translations of Ghalib s Persian and Urdu letters, his diary of the revolt of 1857, and other material. The collection also includes Hali's Memoir of Ghalib, which Hali wrote as a homage to the renowned poet. A compelling read, Ghalib Life and Letters provides a detailed understanding of the famed poet's life

Ralph Russell does a great job in translating Ghalib's letters. Through his work, the translator intends for more people to get to know about the life of the great poet. The biography by Ralph Russell includes a brief introductory chapter about Ghalib's birth, ancestry and early childhood and goes on to describe his teenage years and early marriage. The chapters following the description consist of excerpts from Ghalib's letters on which the book is based. There are excerpts of Ghalib's younger compatriot Huli's letters as well. The dedication of the author to let the character of the subject shine through his own words is visible throughout the book. This is one biography not to be missed by poetry lovers and history enthusiasts. Buy Ghalib: Life and Letters online at Junglee.com and celebrate the life of one of the greatest poets ever.

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Product Details
Language English
Publication Date May 1, 1997
Publisher Oxford University Press
Contributor(s) Russell Ralph
Binding Paperback
Page Count 404
ISBN 10 019563506X
ISBN 13 9780195635065
Dimensions and Weight
Product Weight 5 grams
Product Dimensions 21.6 cm x 2 cm x 14 cm
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