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The Famous Ghalib : The Sound Of My Moving Pen

Ralph Russell

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The second edition of Ralph Russells critically acclaimed The Famous Ghalib has been put together according to guidance left by the author/translator before his death in 2008. This book introduces Ghalib to anyone who wants to find out why his poetry has inspired generations of Urdu speakers and many others besides. It explains the form of poetry i...n which Ghalib wrote, and how he used its symbolism to express his response both to the universal experiences of life and to the times that he himself lived through. With over 200 couplets in Ralph Russells translations, alongside the original Urdu ? and also transcribed using both English and Hindi scripts, this is a must have for all poetry lovers. The translations are as concise as the original, matching Ghalibs intensity with words chosen to convey precise meaning; and they do this in English which flows naturally and with unobtrusive poetic metre.

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Author

  • Ralph Russell (1918-2008) has been widely recognized as the greatest western scholar of Urdu. Khushwant Singh described him as 'much the most revered name of interpreters of Ghalib's life and works'. For over thirty years he headed the Urdu department at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and throughout his life regularly spent time in both India and Pakistan, writing, working with fellow scholars and as a popular lecturer. After his retirement he pioneered the teaching of Urdu to English speakers in communities across the UK, to encourage greater mutual understanding between people of different backgrounds. His unusual skill as a translator and his insightful writing have opened up an appreciation of Urdu literature to a wide range of readers.

ISBN
9789351941071
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
248
Weight (kg)
1.365
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
Biography
Published Date
13/07/15
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Ralph Russell (1918-2008) has been widely recognized as the greatest western scholar of Urdu. Khushwant Singh described him as 'much the most revered name of interpreters of Ghalib's life and works'. For over thirty years he headed the Urdu department at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and throughout his life regularly spent time in both India and Pakistan, writing, working with fellow scholars and as a popular lecturer. After his retirement he pioneered the teaching of Urdu to English speakers in communities across the UK, to encourage greater mutual understanding between people of different backgrounds. His unusual skill as a translator and his insightful writing have opened up an appreciation of Urdu literature to a wide range of readers.

ISBN
9789351941071
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
248
Weight (kg)
1.365
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
Biography
Published Date
13/07/15
Publisher
Roli Books
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Author

  • Ralph Russell (1918-2008) has been widely recognized as the greatest western scholar of Urdu. Khushwant Singh described him as 'much the most revered name of interpreters of Ghalib's life and works'. For over thirty years he headed the Urdu department at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and throughout his life regularly spent time in both India and Pakistan, writing, working with fellow scholars and as a popular lecturer. After his retirement he pioneered the teaching of Urdu to English speakers in communities across the UK, to encourage greater mutual understanding between people of different backgrounds. His unusual skill as a translator and his insightful writing have opened up an appreciation of Urdu literature to a wide range of readers.

ISBN
9789351941071
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
248
Weight (kg)
1.365
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
Biography
Published Date
13/07/15
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Ralph Russell (1918-2008) has been widely recognized as the greatest western scholar of Urdu. Khushwant Singh described him as 'much the most revered name of interpreters of Ghalib's life and works'. For over thirty years he headed the Urdu department at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and throughout his life regularly spent time in both India and Pakistan, writing, working with fellow scholars and as a popular lecturer. After his retirement he pioneered the teaching of Urdu to English speakers in communities across the UK, to encourage greater mutual understanding between people of different backgrounds. His unusual skill as a translator and his insightful writing have opened up an appreciation of Urdu literature to a wide range of readers.

ISBN
9789351941071
Binding
Paperback
Page Extent
248
Weight (kg)
1.365
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
Biography
Published Date
13/07/15
Publisher
Roli Books