On Intimations of Ghalib: Translations from the Urdu

ডেইলি স্টার প্রকাশিত: ২০১৯-০৬-০৮ ০০:০০:০০

Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan (1797 – 1869), popularly known by his takhallus (pen name) Ghalib (conqueror), makes it difficult for writers to sum him up easily or definitively. He himself would probably have taken great and impish delight in that knowledge. In one of his ghazals he suggests (Shahid Alam’s translation): “Cold, sly, insouciant? Many  Gardens burn inside me… He is gone, Asadullah Khan- Sinner, lover, Ah what a man.”

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