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Selected Ghazals of Ghalib

Mirza Ghalib

Mirza Ghalib, full name Mirza Asadullah Khan Beig, pen name ‘Ghalib’ (1797-1869) was a famous Urdu- and Persian-language poet of India. He is best known for his lyrical and spiritual ghazals. Ghazal is a form of poetry in couplets. In a ghazal, each couplet is self-contained and generally unconnected with the next. Ghalib was born in Agra, in northern India, and was raised by his uncle. Ghalib had no formal education, but was tutored in Persian by Muhammad Mu'azzam, a noted scholar of the time. He was married in 1810 to Umrao Begum, the niece of Nawab Ahmad Baksh Khan who was the ruler of Ferozepur and Loharu at that time. Ghalib was introduced to the elite circle of intellectuals and artists that surrounded the Indian royal family in Delhi because of his father in law. In 1821 he compiled his first collection of Urdu verse. Deewan e Ghalib, Nuskha e Hamida was Published in 1828. soon after the publication of his Urdu poetry collection Ghalib switched to writing entirely in Persian, also known as Farsi. In 1826, on the death of Ghalib's uncle, the British government began providing Ghalib and his family with a small pension for the military services of his uncle. Despite this income, Ghalib remained nearly destitute for most of his life. Ghalib was also a poetry teacher of the King, Bahadur Sha Zafar, who himself was a very nice poet. Ghalib led a miserable life for he started taking wine at a very young age when he was just a boy whereas his financial condition was not good, and moreover he had no children of his own. All of his children died during infancy. He then adopted his nephew called ‘Arif’ who also died at the age of 16. He collapsed emotionally because of the death of his adopted son. (Summary by Ahkam) This recording was made from a printed copy of Deewan e Ghalib, Nuskha e Hamida published in 1828.

Mirza Ghalib, full name Mirza Asadullah Khan Beig, pen name ‘Ghalib’ (1797-1869) was a famous Urdu- and Persian-language poet of India. He is best known for his lyrical and spiritual ghazals. Ghazal is a form of poetry in couplets. In a ghazal, each couplet is self-contained and generally unconnected with the next. Ghalib was born in Agra, in northern India, and was raised by his uncle. Ghalib had no formal education, but was tutored in Persian by Muhammad Mu'azzam, a noted scholar of the time. He was married in 1810 to Umrao Begum, the niece of Nawab Ahmad Baksh Khan who was the ruler of Ferozepur and Loharu at that time. Ghalib was introduced to the elite circle of intellectuals and artists that surrounded the Indian royal family in Delhi because of his father in law. In 1821 he compiled his first collection of Urdu verse. Deewan e Ghalib, Nuskha e Hamida was Published in 1828. soon after the publication of his Urdu poetry collection Ghalib switched to writing entirely in Persian, also known as Farsi. In 1826, on the death of Ghalib's uncle, the British government began providing Ghalib and his family with a small pension for the military services of his uncle. Despite this income, Ghalib remained nearly destitute for most of his life. Ghalib was also a poetry teacher of the King, Bahadur Sha Zafar, who himself was a very nice poet. Ghalib led a miserable life for he started taking wine at a very young age when he was just a boy whereas his financial condition was not good, and moreover he had no children of his own. All of his children died during infancy. He then adopted his nephew called ‘Arif’ who also died at the age of 16. He collapsed emotionally because of the death of his adopted son. (Summary by Ahkam) This recording was made from a printed copy of Deewan e Ghalib, Nuskha e Hamida published in 1828.
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Mirza Ghalib, full name Mirza Asadullah Khan Beig, pen name ‘Ghalib’ (1797-1869) was a famous Urdu- and Persian-language poet of India. He is best known for his lyrical and spiritual ghazals. Ghazal is a form of poetry in couplets. In a ghazal, each couplet is self-contained and generally unconnected with the next. Ghalib was born in Agra, in northern India, and was raised by his uncle. Ghalib had no formal education, but was tutored in Persian by Muhammad Mu'azzam, a noted scholar of the time. He was married in 1810 to Umrao Begum, the niece of Nawab Ahmad Baksh Khan who was the ruler of Ferozepur and Loharu at that time. Ghalib was introduced to the elite circle of intellectuals and artists that surrounded the Indian royal family in Delhi because of his father in law. In 1821 he compiled his first collection of Urdu verse. Deewan e Ghalib, Nuskha e Hamida was Published in 1828. soon after the publication of his Urdu poetry collection Ghalib switched to writing entirely in Persian, also known as Farsi. In 1826, on the death of Ghalib's uncle, the British government began providing Ghalib and his family with a small pension for the military services of his uncle. Despite this income, Ghalib remained nearly destitute for most of his life. Ghalib was also a poetry teacher of the King, Bahadur Sha Zafar, who himself was a very nice poet. Ghalib led a miserable life for he started taking wine at a very young age when he was just a boy whereas his financial condition was not good, and moreover he had no children of his own. All of his children died during infancy. He then adopted his nephew called ‘Arif’ who also died at the age of 16. He collapsed emotionally because of the death of his adopted son. (Summary by Ahkam) This recording was made from a printed copy of Deewan e Ghalib, Nuskha e Hamida published in 1828.

Language:

Urdu

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

58m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:24