A History of Urdu literature
The Book Seeks To Present A Compact Survey Of The Rich And Varied Contribution Of Urdu To The Indian Literary Mainstream Through Centuries Of Shared Creative Endeavour And Inspiration. Designed To Serve As A Reliable Guide For Interested Readers From Sister Languages, It Brings Into Focus The Currents And Cross Currents That Have Shaped Its History And Produced Personalities Of Distinction And Prestige Whose Works Have Stood The Test Of Time. The Lucid And Balanced Treatment Of Numerous Forms Of Poetry And Prose Has Both Range And Depth And Reveals A Broad Understanding Of The Historical Forces Behind Deviations From Convention And Transformations In Styles That Have Given Us Perennial Sources Of Joy And Intellectual Fulfilment.
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Chapter n Earliest Writings llthi6th century
Dakhani Urdu 14th18th century
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Abdul Agra Akbar Akhtar Aligarh Amir Apabhramsha Arabic artistic Avadh Azad Braj Bhasha century Chand collections compiled contemporary creative criticism cultural Dakhani dastan Dehlavi Delhi diction divan earlier English erotic expression Faizabad Firaq gave genre Ghalib ghazal Ghulam Gujarat Hali Hasan Hasrat heart Hindi history of Urdu humour Hyder Hyderabad Indian influence Insha Iqbal Josh journalism Khari Boli Khusrau Khwajah Lahore language later linguistic literary Lucknow lyric marsiah masnavi Maulana Mirza modern Mohammad Husain Molvi mood movement Mughal Mus-hafi Muslim mystic Namah Nasikh Nawab Nazir nazm novels Pakistan period Persian phase poems poetic poets political popular progressive Progressivism prose qasidahs readers realism rekhtah religious Sahha Sajjad Sajjad Zaheer Sanskrit satire Sauda Shah Sheikh Shibli short stories social style Syed Ahmad Khan tazkirah themes thought tradition translated trends Urdu literature verse volume Wajid Wajid Ali Shah writers written wrote Zafar Zauq