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The Last Musha'irah of Dehli

Mirza Farhatullah Baig. Translated by Akhtar Qamber

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ISBN 10: 8125039678 / ISBN 13: 9788125039679
Published by Orient Blackswan, 2010
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Contents Translator?s Preface Publisher?s Note 1 Introduction 2 Mirza Farhatullah Baig 3 Mughal Dehli Shah Jahanabad 4 Mughal Society 5 The Urdu Language 6 The Musha?irah 7 The Ghazal 8 A Musha?irah in Dehli 9 Preamble 10 The Plan 11 Preliminary Arrangements 12 The Musha?irah 13 Glossary BibliographyThe twilight Delhi of the later Mughals decadent in statesmanship devastated by marauders declining in history still managed to leave behind something more durable than marble and sandstone a magnificent body of Urdu poetry and prose It is this facet of the city that Mirza Farhatullah Baig Dehalvi captures in this unique literary work Drawing upon living memory manuscripts and other documents he wrote Dehli ki Akhri Shama? a fictional account of what purports to be the last great musha?irah held in Delhi under the patronage of Bahadur Shah ?Zafar? the last Mughal emperor The narrative recreates for us the various stages of organizing such an occasion introduces us to unforgettable people and now-forgotten places and builds up to the climax the musha?irah itself at which all the important Urdu poets of the time are present The present volume is the first-ever English translation of Farhatullah Baig?s classic accompanied by a long introduction textual and other annotations and extensive glossary Much more than a work of translation this is a labour of love and scholarship  192 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 92070

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Title: The Last Musha'irah of Dehli

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:As New

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The twilight Delhi of the later Mughals, decadent in statesmanship, devastated by marauders, declining in history, still managed to leave behind something more durable than marble and sandstone: a magnificent body of Urdu poetry and prose. It is this facet of the city that Mirza Farhatullah Baig Dehalvi captures in this unique literary work. Drawing upon living memory, manuscripts and other documents, he wrote Dehli ki Akhri Shama , a fictional account of what purports to be the last great musha irah held in Delhi under the patronage of Bahadur Shah Zafar , the last Mughal emperor. The narrative recreates for us the various stages of organizing such an occasion, introduces us to unforgettable people and now-forgotten places, and builds up to the climax the musha irah itself at which all the important Urdu poets of the time are present. The present volume is the first-ever English translation of Farhatullah Baig s classic, accompanied by a long introduction, textual and other annotations, and extensive glossary. Much more than a work of translation, this is a labour of love and scholarship.

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Mirza Farhatullah Baig was born of Mughal stock in Delhi. Educated at the Dehli Madrassah, Hindu College and St. Stephen s College, Delhi, he was Director of Education in the State of Hyderabad. Later, he became the Registrar of the high court of Hyderabad. A distinguished writer and humorist, Baig s essays are marked by their richness of imagination and informality of style. His pen-portraits are lively and sharp in characterisation. His language represents one of the best specimens of Urdu as spoken in Delhi. Akhtar Qamber obtained graduate degrees in English literature from the universities of Lucknow and Columbia. She taught at Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow, and at Miranda House, Delhi, and visited the International Christian University at Tokyo and Western College for Women at Oxford, Ohio, on teaching assignments. After retiring from the academic life, Qamber devoted her time to translating from Urdu and Persian into English. Her earlier publications include a collection of poems written originally in English, and a book on the relationship between the work of W. B. Yeats and the Noh drama of Japan.

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