1st Edition

Ghalib The Poet and his Age

Edited By Ralph Russell Copyright 1972

    First published in 1972, Ghalib presents aspects of Ghalib, the last great literary figured produced by Mughal India before the empire was swept away by the British after the Revolt of 1857, as he appears though the eyes of well-known British and other European scholars. The book gives a picture of Ghalib’s own personality as it emerges in passages from his own Persian and Urdu letters and prose writings. Percival Spear, who lived in Delhi for many years, describes the Delhi scene of Ghalib’s day. P. Hardy writes of his relations with the British, and finally, two essays, by A. Bausani and Ralph Russell respectively, give an account of his Persian and Urdu poetry. His book will be of interest to students of literature, poetry, South Asian studies and history.

    1. Ghalib: A Self-Portrait Ralph Russell 2. Ghalib’s Delhi Percival Spear 3. Ghalib and the British P. Hardy 4. Ghalib’s Persian Poetry A. Bausani 5. Ghalib’s Urdu Verse Ralph Russell


    Ralph Russell