Slivers of a Mirror: Glimpses of the Ghazal

By: Shama Futehally

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For nearly three centuries, the Urdu ghazal has been beloved of connoisseur and layman alike. Its hypnotic rhythmic qualities, its exquisite interweaving of human and divine love, its joy in the good things of life as well as its mystic austerity, and, finally, its irresistible wit, have made it a popular form of poetry. This translation attempts to capture the best qualities of the ghazal in a contemporary voice.Many of the enduring names of the ghazal are to be found here?—from the early mystic Siraj Aurangabadi through the great Ghalib to modern poets like Faiz and Sahir Ludhianvi.Urdu and Devnagari renderings of the poems ensure that the originals are also accessible to many readers, retaining the essence of ghazals. Printed Pages: 144.

Title: Slivers of a Mirror: Glimpses of the Ghazal

Author Name: Shama Futehally

Categories: India, Literature,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Mapin Publishing: 2005

ISBN: 8188204528

ISBN 13: 9788188204526

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 112002

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