Diwan-e-Ghalib Salil, Kuldip


Diwan-e-Ghalib”With Meer, Ghalib, Iqbal and Faiz, to name only four, the firmament of Urdu poetry is truly star – studded, with numerous starlets strewn around. Ghalib has not only a pride of place among them his stature is growing with every passing decade. He got।ess than his due in his own time. He was less than his due in his own time. He was ahead of his age and his contemporaries failed to comprehend him fully. But it was really when India (and Pakistan) celebrated his first death centenary in 1969 that he was rehabilitated as a great poet that he is. There has been no।ooking back after that. As with other great poets।ike Shakespeare, one discovers a new wealth of meaning every time one reads him and different people find different meaning, suiting their need and situation. In other words, great poets are inexhaustible in their appeal and meaning and do not get dated even when they mirror their times most effectively. Ghalib’s writings are not onlyan authentic account of his own age, his poetry transcends his times and situation. It is universal in its appeal”A Treasury of Urdu PoetryA Treasury of Urdu Poetry is a treasure-house of the best of Urdu poetry from the times of the great classic poet Mir to modern day poets such as Faiz and Faraz. This Treasury contains selected ghazals and nazms of thirty-four eminent Urdu poets. Care has been taken to select only those pieces which meet the twin tests of excellence and popularity. Lovers of Urdu poetry would find this book a dream come true and a handy volume that opens a window on the world of Urdu poetry. “Translation of poetry from one language to the other is extremely difficult, some would say, impossible. The Challenge here is the challenge of being faithful to the original and at the same time retaining its charm and beauty. It is not only the idea of the original that is to be conveyed but its soul, its strength, its poignancy and sweetness, and if possible, its rhythm and resonance should also reach the reader.” – Kuldip Salil

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