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Thinking with Ghalib: Poetry for a New Generation

Thinking with Ghalib: Poetry for a New Generation

Anjum Altaf and Amit Basole

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Connecting Ghalib with the realities of life encountered by contemporary readers, this volume departs from the traditional approach and abandons the ghazal as the primary medium for introducing this extraordinary poet to new readers. With a selection of couplets from Ghalib’s ghazals that best exemplify his power as a source of insight, knowledge, and wisdom, these are presented in Urdu, Hindi, and Roman transliteration along with a literal translation, and interpretation, relating it to the central social, political and economic issues of our times. It is the creative timelessness of his poetry that makes this a ‘brilliant contribution to understanding the past in the present.’

Anjum Altaf is a South Asian living in Lahore. He is the author of Transgressions: Poems Inspired by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Aakar Books Delhi 2019, Liberty Books Karachi 2020.

Amit Basole teaches Economics at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. Urdu poetry as well as history and architecture of the Indian subcontinent are his passions.

 

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" ‘... almost an act of inspiration.’ – Arvind Krishna Mehrotra 

‘A brilliant contribution to understanding the past in the present.’ – Ashraf Ghani

‘A must-read for people of all ages and all nationalities.’ – Azra Raza

‘... a superb example of seeking out the soul of poetry.’ – Harbans Mukhia

‘... a unique attempt – often brilliant, wise, provocative and always bravely original.’ – Harsh Mander

‘... a truly invaluable collection. I wish my daughters had had a book like this... when they were at school!’ – Muneeza Shamsie

‘... will bring Indians and Pakistanis closer to Ghalib’s genius and, inshallah, to one another.’ – Rajmohan Gandhi

‘... a remarkable book.’ – Raza Mir

‘I only wish there had been a resource like this when I was learning Urdu.’ – Roanne L. Kantor

This book, I hope, will be the pioneer in the fashion for rewriting our classics so that they appeal to the present generation.’ – Tariq Rahman

‘Students of literature would benefit hugely from this book which ought to be a part of the syllabi of our universities.’ – Zia Mohyeddin "

Publisher
Roli Books
ISBN
9788195256617
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
144
Weight (kg)
0.300
Height (in)
19.78
Width (in)
12.7
Subject
Non-Fiction , Poetry
Published Date
01 / 11 / 2021

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