Read Book Deewan-e-Ghalib Urdu ebooks by Mirza Ghalib on Rekhta Urdu books library. Navigate to next page by clicking on the book or click the arrows for . A Selection of Ghalib’s Ghazals in Devnagri and English, along with the English Translations. Diwan-e-Ghalib is a famous poetry book written by the famous Persian and Urdu poet Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib. It is a collection of the Ghazals of Ghalib.
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Bhalib best of Mirza Ghalib, one of the greatest Urdu poets, is presented in this compendium. Each of the ghazals, 7 miscellaneous nazms, and 68 selected letters are presented in the original Urdu text, with a parallel translation in simple, lucid English, and a transliteration in Roman script for readers who are not familiar with Urdu in Persian script.
A critical introd The best of Mirza Ghalib, one of the greatest Urdu poets, is presented in this compendium.
A critical introduction to Ghalib’s work, chronology of important events in his life, and bibliography are also provided. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Umar Nisar One of the best resources available online is by Frances Pritchett. There’s commentary on every verse by several poets including Ghalib too. In the …more One of the best resources available online is by Frances Pritchett. In the end there’s insightful commentary of Frances Pritchett. Difficult words are also explained quite comprehensively including multiple meanings and how they behave in synergy to evoke complex play of the words which is a hallmark of Ghalib.
Lists with This Book. May 20, Lit Bug rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ghalib’s sensual poetry made sharper by wit and peppered by sarcasm make it a memorable, cherished read. Devoid of melodrama, he is still capable of ddewan the reader pine – and ah, so flawless boo execution, so heart-rending his poetry!
Why the hell don’t people write so well, compose so well, and sing so well now? A plus point of this collection is deewn it has a poem-by-poem glossary of the Farsi words used, now unintelligible to most of us. This collection is a sheer delight.
A must-read for anyone who loves good poetry. View all 23 comments. May 19, Swapnil rated it it was amazing Shelves: And since the first time I listened to those I have been in a perpetual lifelong loop of listening to Ghalib’s ghazals sung by Jagjit Singh. The experience of those songs cannot be deewn here because I ghwlib not think English language has any appropriate adjective to do that!
So being a nook fan of the ghazal form and Jagjit Singh I had to take up the entire Diwan-e-Ghalib and this was my first attempt at that. It is not easy to read, mainly because I only understand Hindi and not Urdu.
It needed lot of efforts, reading them as they are the first time, then reading translations and then trying to understand whatever I can, but after doing this all I can say is this may be among the greatest thing ever written on this planet!.
Diwan e Ghalib / دیوانِ غالب
I will keep on reading various translations and keep on trying to understand all of them but if I could wish for one thing it would be that Jagjit Singh was still alive and lived forever and kept on singing all of these ghazals I own a pocket edition of this deedan, but now that I think about it I have only seen pocket editions of Dewaan-e-Ghalib.
Is it only published in pocket size? I have not really read the whole Dewaan, but I loved whatever I read. Of course, I was already familiar with many of the ghazals since my school days. The great thing about Ghalib’s verses is that his ghazals feel very contemporary. Even though he wrote in the 19th century, his thoughts are usually much easy to comprehend than some of t I own a pocket edition of this collection, but now that I think about it I have only seen pocket editions of Dewaan-e-Ghalib.
Even though he wrote in the 19th century, his thoughts are usually much easy to comprehend than some of the other popular Urdu poets. It is just that it’s meaning is very obvious even to a layman. Mind you, that does not mean that his poetry is simple! After all, he was a poet in King Bahadur Shah Zafar’s court and you can imagine that the court would have some of the best poets of South Asia feewan royal stipend.
He can convey a lot in merely two lines of poetry. Perhaps that is the very charm of Ghalib and the reason of his popularity; his poetry appeals to both the masses and the literary. In the poet’s own words: There are many other very good poets in the world It is said that Ghalib’s style of expression is something else View all 3 comments. Jan 14, Jibran rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have been reading Mirza Ghalib since teenage years.
Every emotion that symbolises the human struggle at its most refined deeewan is to be found in Ghalib’s poetry. Reading him bhalib a certain mastery of the Urdu of the 19th century, for Ghalib’s style is characterised by an early difficult phase, tough to decipher on the level of language as well as thought. Those early ghazals were written in a deliberate Persianised Urdu through which Ghalib wanted to make a statement about his complete com I have been reading Mirza Ghalib since teenage years.
Those early ghazals were written in a deliberate Persianised Urdu through which Galib wanted to make a statement about his complete command of the parent language.
His later ghazals are remarkably simple and precise ishq mujh ko nahi wehshat hi sahi. But eventually he settles for a style of medium difficulty and these are the ghazals which enjoy the most popularity Hazaron khwahashen aisi ke hur khwahish pe dam nikle, yeh na thi hamari qismat ke visal-e-yaar hota etc.
For me his Divan is like a Quran. I keep a copy of it wherever I go to live. I am sure I will never in life cease to read him. Its Ghalib, what more can ghali say or needs to say, except in his words: Oct 16, Asif rated it it was amazing. Quite simply the greatest work of Urdu literature bar none.
Amongst the world’s great literary masterpieces–on a par with Shakespeare,Hafiz,Goethe,Pushkin. The problem for non Urdu speakers is that Ghalib is almost impossible to translate witjout losing so much in the process.
Jul 20, Rizwan Ahmed Khan Zcharf rated it it was amazing.
The “Khayal”, imagination on its peak. The selection of words and phrases with the mixture of Urdu grammar is marvelous. I red it almost 15 times in last 20 years and still reading it again and again Jun 22, Maheep rated it really liked it. Ghalib, has always been a treat. His hard life, in having children. The Romanticism with Love and with wine.
Urdu, is not a language in itself, it is the an ode to romanticize the thoughts with words. Apr 25, harshv rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read this years ago and have since been in complete awe of Ghalib.
Picked it up again while browsing my bookshelf a few days back, re-read some sections and was reminded once again just how beautifully this man wrote! No one else, in my experience, has matched Ghalib’s ability to put on paper emotions and feelings in such a heart-wrenchingly beautiful manner.
Those who can read Urdu script should, if they haven’t already read Ghalib, make their way to him quickly and read slowly, savouring the I read this years ago and have since been in complete awe of Ghalib.
Those who can read Urdu script should, if they haven’t already read Ghalib, make their way to him quickly and read slowly, savouring the genius behind the words. Understanding spoken Urdu is the next best thing this is the category I fall into and if you don’t, it is worth learning the language just to have Ghalib speak to you in his own words! Ghalib on himself in Devnagri script below is perhaps the best way to sum up this extraordinary poet: Dec 30, Kamran Khan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I was 15 when I read this book first time.
Nearly 2 centuries gone to his words but the taste is the same. It is a book from heaven for those who love Urdu poetry.
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I always treasure this book to my home library and strongly recommend it. Although most of his poetry surrounds beauty of women.
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No one can be another Galib, the one that never fades with time. Oct 28, Sayam Asjad rated it it was amazing.
Sep 11, Muhammad rated it it was amazing. Dec 28, Sohail rated it it was amazing. This guy is a genius.