Translated from

Urdu

Ghazals

Mir Taqi Mir

Edited and translated by

Edited by

Translated by

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi

Translated from

Urdu

Ghazals

Mir Taqi Mir

Edited and translated by

Edited by

Translated by

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi

The prolific Mir Taqi Mir (1723–1810), widely regarded as the most accomplished poet in Urdu, composed his ghazals—a poetic form of rhyming couplets—in a distinctive Indian style arising from the Persian ghazal tradition. Here, the lover and beloved live in a world of extremes: the outsider is the hero, prosperity is poverty, and death would be preferable to the indifference of the beloved. Ghazals offers a comprehensive collection of Mir’s finest work, translated by a renowned expert on Urdu poetry.

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