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Love Sonnets of Ghalib

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First English translation of complete Urdu Ghazals of Asia's most famous poet, Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib. Includes Urdu calligraphy, translation, explication, roman transliteration and extensive lexicon and glossary; bibliography. Artistic renditions by Sadequain.
Hardcover, 1019 pages
Published January 10th 2009 by Rupa & Co.
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Tim Poston
Dec 30, 2014 Tim Poston rated it really liked it
I had been re-reading Side Effects when I opened this book at page 248: "I was holding a steel mirror in my hand. It was rusted, with green spots. She came from behind, saw me looking into mirror, and mistook the green rust spots for the reflection of a parrot. She became distrustful of me because she thought that I was trying to teach my pet parrot to talk."
This surely deserves a prize for the finest imitation ever of Woody Allen by an author who was not trying to imitate Woody Allen. Hours of
Oct 19, 2014 Nandan rated it it was amazing
There is not any praise I can throw at this Poet that he has already not received. Just a heads up for people who do not know any Urdu - even though the translation is superb, the essence is a little lost in translation. But for people who know Urdu (or some Urdu) and enjoy poetry, this book will be one of the best you will ever read. In my personal opinion, Urdu is the best language for poetry and this poet's work is much deeper and broader and beautiful than even likes of Shakespeare's.
Jan 12, 2016 Abir rated it really liked it
some translations are difficult to understand and don't completely capture the essence of the Urdu
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Mr. G - unparalleled!!!
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