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Beloved Delhi: A Mughal City and her Greatest Poets

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Subject:

Literature

Subclass:

Poetry

Subject Era:

Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857

Author:

Dr Saif Mahmood

Volume:

Edition:

Year:

1857

Publisher and Place:

Speaking Tiger Books; Illustrated edition (September 10, 2018)

Languages:

English

ISBN 10|13:

ISBN-10 : 9388326040 ISBN-13 : 978-9388326049

Royal Mughal Ref:

ARC-1000001-2340

Description

A riveting resurrection of the city of poets, the city of history, Saif Mahmood's learned and evocative book takes us to the heart of Delhi's romance with Urdu verse and aesthetics.'--Namita Gokhale

Urdu poetry rules the cultural and emotional landscape of India--especially northern India and much of the Deccan--and of Pakistan. And it was in the great, ancient city of Delhi areas that Urdu grew to become one of the world's most beautiful languages. Through the 18th and 19th centuries, while the Mughal Empire was in decline, New Delhi became the capital of a parallel kingdom--the kingdom of Urdu poetry--producing some of the greatest, most popular poets of all time. They wrote about the pleasure and pain of love, about the splendor of God and the villainy of preachers, about the seductions of wine, and about Delhi state, their beloved home.

This treasure of a book documents the life and work of the finest classical Urdu poets: Sauda, Dard, Mir, Ghalib, Momin, Zafar, Zauq and Daagh. Through their biographies and poetry--including their best-known ghazals--it also paints a compelling portrait of Mughal Delhi. This is a book for anyone who has ever been touched by Urdu or Delhi, by poetry or romance

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