Urdu Ghazals: An Anthology, from 16th to 20th Century

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K. C. Kanda
Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 1995 - Ghazals, Urdu - 363 pages
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This book contains 129 ghazals, representing 20 outstanding urdu poets: Mohd. Quli Qutab Shah, Siraj, Sauda, Zafar, Insha, Astish, Zauq, Ameer Meenai, Dagh, Hali, Akbar, Shad Azimabadi, Fani, Chakbast, Asghar, Jigar, Josh, Sahir Ludhianvi, Nasir Kaazmi, and Bani. Thus this anthology, taken together with The Masterpices, may rightly claim to be a fully representative collection of Urdu ghazals in English translation.

The Ghazals included in this volume are carefully selected, keeping in view their intrinsic, artistic quality, the universality of their contents, and their accessibility for the average. Each ghazal is first presented in Urdu calligraphics; this is followed, on the opposite page by its English translation which, in turn, is followed by the Romanized version of the Urdu text. Further, the selection of each poet is preceded by a brief biographical-cum-critical note, and an authentic portrait of the poet. Another important feature of the book is the introductory essay on Urdu ghazal, which discusses in detail the origin, development, and peculiar characterictics of this art form.
 

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his book is a companion volume to author's earlier book, "Masterpieces of Urdu Ghazal" which contained English translations of 108 ghazals selected from nine major poets. The present volume contains 129 ghazals representing 20 outstanding Urdu poets. Thus, this anthology, taken together with The Masterpieces, may rightly claim to be a fully representative collection of Urdu ghazals in English translation. The ghazals are carefully selected and explained in English for the average readers as well as Urdu Connoisseurs. The book contains brief biographical notes and introductory essays on the ghazals 

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Nice pile up of these greatest urdu poetry composer.
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An Anthology
207
SHAUKAT ALI KHAN FANI BADAYUNI
225
BRI NARAIN CHAKBAST
244
ASGHAR HUSSAIN ASGHAR GONDVI
257
ALI SIKANDER IIGAR MORADABADI
278
SHABIR HASAN JOSH MALIHABADI
298
ABDUL HAIE SAHIR LUDHIANVI
313
N ASIR KAAZMI
327
RAIINDER MANCHANDA BANI
342
Glossary of Literary Terms Used
355
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K C Kanda holds a doctorate in English and a first-class Masters degree in Urdu literature.K C Kanda is a recipient of the Delhi Urdu Academy Award for excellence in translation and the author of 12 previous volumes of translated Urdu poetry, including Masterpieces of Humorous Urdu Poetry and Masterpieces of Modern Urdu Poetry.

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