Mirza Ghalib

(27 December 1797 – 15 February 1869 / Agra / British India)

Mirza Ghalib
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Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan (Urdu/Persian: مرزا اسد اللہ بیگ خان) was a classical Urdu and Persian poet from India during British colonial rule. His also known as 'Mirza Asadullah Khan Galib', 'Mirza Galib', 'Dabir-ul-Mulk' and 'Najm-ud-Daula'. His pen-names was Ghaliband Asad or Asad or Galib. During his lifetime the Mughals were eclipsed and displaced by the British and finally deposed following the defeat of the Indian rebellion of 1857, events that he wrote of. Most notably, he wrote several ghazals during his life, which have since been interpreted and sung in many different ways by different people. He is considered, in South Asia, to be one of the most popular and influential poets of ... more »

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  • Book Fragrance (10/4/2016 6:21:00 AM)

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (4/18/2016 2:04:00 AM)

    Ghalib is no doubt an undisputed king of Ghazal and Sher writing. His language and his verses are difficult to understand and only the one who possesses the key unlocks the meaning of the verse, and the
    meaning that is unlocked is definite and final in nature. The difficulty of Ghalib's verse is better described as ambiguity.The intricate structure of ambiguities in his poetry is the expression of Ghalib's intellectual temperament. The breaking up of reality into a plurality of states is the product of a rational mind.(As quoted by Faruqi)

  • Ali Gardezi (6/20/2015 9:56:00 PM)

    Gila hai shouq ko DIL main bhi Tangii-eJaa ka, Gauhar main mahv hua Iztiraab darya ka..

  • Ali Gardezi (6/20/2015 9:55:00 PM)

    Gila hai shouq ko bhi Tangii-eJaa ka, Gauhar main mahv hua Iztiraab darya ka..

  • Ali Gardezi (7/29/2014 5:01:00 PM)

    Khat likhenge garche matlab kuch na ho
    ham to ashiq hain tumhare naam ke

  • Ali Gardezi (7/7/2014 6:03:00 PM)

    Mat pooch kay kya haal hai mera tere pechay
    tu dekh kay kya rang hai tera mere agay

  • Ali Gardezi (7/7/2014 6:03:00 PM)

    Aisa Aasaan nahin lahu rona
    dil main taaqat jigar mein haal kahan

  • Khalid Nadeem Khalid Nadeem (9/6/2013 8:39:00 PM)

    Mirza Ghalib was the first poet of Urdu who expressed not only his heart feeling but described his thoughts. He teach his age to live with courage and teach us to live with thinking.

  • Kamran Anwar (8/16/2013 3:03:00 PM)

    Ghalib is a worthless poet and never described by one word. He described a reality of living british indian era by the passage of his life. Such a legandary poet never match with any other poet in this world.

  • W. S. (4/24/2013 12:32:00 PM)

    Wow, I suppose his works are translated into English on this site, because as far as I know he was a total Urdu legend and had nothing to do with English.

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Best Poem of Mirza Ghalib

Heart It Is, Not A Brick Or Stone

Heart it is, not a brick or stone
Why shouldn't it feel the pain?
Let none tyrannize this heart
Or I shall cry again and again
Neither the temple, nor the mosque
Nor on someone's door or porch
I await on the path where He will tread
Why others should compel me to go?
The illumined grace that lights up the heart
And glows like the midday sun
That Self that annihilates all sights
When then it hides in the mysterious net?
The amorous glance is the deadly dagger
And the arrows of emotions are fatal
Your image may be equally powerful
Why should it ...

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