Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib





Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib


Born
in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, British India
December 27, 1797

Died
February 15, 1869

Genre

Influences


Mirza Ghalib (Urdu: مرزا غالب) born Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan (Urdu/Persian: مرزا اسد اللہ بیگ خان) was a classical Urdu and Persian poet from India during British colonial rule. He used as his pen-name Ghalib (Urdu/Persian: غالب, ġhālib means dominant) and Asad (Urdu/Persian: اسد, Asad means lion. His honour title was Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula.

During his lifetime the Mughals were eclipsed and finally deposed by the British following the defeat of the Indian Revolt of 1857, events that he wrote of. Most notably, he wrote several ghazals during his life, which have since been interpreted and sung in many different ways by different people. In South Asia, he is considered to be one of the most popular and influential poets of the Urdu langu
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Ghazals of Ghalib

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Mirza Ghalib: Selected Lyri...

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The Lightning Should Have F...

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Love Sonnets

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Ghalib in Translation

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“Lest we forget:

It is easy to be human, very hard to be humane”
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“If there is a knower of tongues here, fetch him;
There's a stranger in the city
And he has many things to say.”
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