Fans of Urdu poetry are being invited to rediscover the magic of Mirza Ghalib through a plethora of previously ‘unknown’ verses of ghazals which have now been published.
Available in paperback format, as well as an online download which can be read on Kindles, tablets, smartphones and laptops, there’s nothing standing in the way of avid Ghalib fans who want to consume his entire works for the first time. Featuring twice the number of verses that were published in the original Divan, this brand new edition is allowing fans to rediscover the words of the most famous Urdu poet of all time, as well as opening up his lost verses to a new era of discussion, debate and conversation.
Shahab Sattar, publisher of this unique manuscript comments, “It’s an enormously exciting time to be a fan of Urdu poetry right now. The publication of this revolutionary new edition reveals hundreds of new verses that have never been previously seen by the general public, igniting discussion and giving fans a deeper insight into one of the most famous poets of all time.”
Shahab adds, “To reflect the enormity of this publication, we’ve ensured that it’s available in as many formats as possible, to ensure that no Ghalib fans or academics are at risk of missing out. The new edition is available in paperback, and also in a digital format that can be read on tablets, e-readers and smartphones.”
The new publication comes from a unique manuscript which was originally discovered 50 years of Ghalib’s death. Filled with ‘rejected verses’ that never made it to Ghalib’s “official” publication of his Divan, the manuscript was also littered with personal notes and additions from Ghalib’s own hand, personalizing the document even further. Now, Ghalib lovers across the world can not only rediscover their love for the great poet with all of the originally published verses – fans can also cement their adoration of this unique talent with more than twice the number of classic ghazals that are now available to read.
The edition is further enhanced with the inclusion of meaningful introduction by Mehr Afshan Farooqi, Associate Professor in the Department of Middle-Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia, USA and a foreword by Shahab Sattar.
Copies, both paperback and digital, are now available to buy from a selection of top retailers, including Amazon, Apple iBooks, Smashwords, CreateSpace and Kindle Store.
For more information about the publication, or to buy a copy today, visit the website: http://www.rediscoverghalib.com/
I encourage everyone to discuss, describe, comment on, translate or explain the new Ghazals included in this rare manuscript divan so that we can expand our universe of Mirza Ghalibs Ghazals. Lets Rediscover Ghalib together from his unknown verses. Lets make these verses known!