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The Captured Gazelle: The Poems of Ghani Kashmiri

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by Mufti Mudasir Farooqi
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The Captured Gazelle: The Poems of Ghani Kashmiri by Mufti Mudasir Farooqi

Every moment it seeks to slip from the mind's nook Fresh poetic meaning is a gazelle to be captured The Captured Gazelle is an elegant and lucent translation of the poems of the seventeenth-century Persian poet Mulla Tahir Ghani, better known as Ghani Kashmiri. Eulogized by poets such as Mir and Iqbal, Ghani is an outstanding representative of sabk-e-Hindi or the 'Indian style' in Persian poetry, which became a hallmark of the Mughal-Safavid literary culture. The introduction situates Ghani against his unique background in which Iranian and Indian poetic cultures came together to create a glorious literary age in Kashmir, while the translations capture Ghani in his wide spectrum of moods-satirical, playful, self-pitying, pessimistic, mystically resigned-bringing alive his wit and ingenuity in a modern idiom without losing hold on the tone.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 280
Size: 2.1 MB
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9788184759952 (DRM-EPUB)

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