Book Excerpt! Ghalib: Selected Poems and Letters (introduction)

“This is a superb introduction to this marvelous poet, resonant with his subtle nuances and exquisite meanings.”

~ Asif Farrukhi, editor of An Evening of Caged Beasts: Seven Postmodernist Urdu Poets

Read about Ghalib’s life and times in the introduction to Ghalib: Selected Poems and Letters, by Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib and Translated by Frances W. Pritchett and Owen T. A. Cornwall. This selection of poetry and prose by Ghalib provides an accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the preeminent Urdu poet of the nineteenth century. Ghalib’s poems, especially his ghazals, remain beloved throughout South Asia for their arresting intelligence and lively wit.

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