Author: David MatthewPublisher: Oxford University PressYear: 1997Language: EnglishPages: 136ISBN/UPC (if available): 019563927
This anthology presents a selection of Urdu verses in English translation chosen from the works of poets who lived between the 16th and 20th centuries. Devnagari transliteration on the facing pages gives convenient access to the flavor of the original poems. The introduction provides a lively account of the origin, nature, and milieu of Urdu. The Appendix contains short notes on the poets and a brief explanation of Urdu proper names. This book will appeal to lovers of Urdu poetry and its rich heritage.