Author: Sayyid Abdul LatifPublisher: Ghalib InstituteYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 92ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
In sharp reaction against what the author calls 'intemperate adulation of Ghalib', this famous book is a critical study of Ghalib's poetry; whereas almost all the works on Ghalib are adulatory.Here it will be relevant to mention that the Ghalib Institute has embarked upon a programme of republishing all the important works on Ghalib. Accordingly, new edition of Hali’s ‘Yadgar-i-Ghalib’ was published 1996. this was followed by Khalifa Abdul Hakeem’s work ‘Afkar-i-Ghalib (1999). The current year’s programme includes ‘Ghulam Rasool Mehr’s Ghalib’ (1936 ) , Shaikh Mohammad Ikram’s ‘Aasar-i-Ghalib’(1939 ) and Dr. Latif’s book under review together with its Urdu translation.Another consideration in favor of Dr. Latif’s book is that it is in English; while there are so few books on Ghalib in English. Demand for such books is growing apace in the west because of recent Indian and Pakistani Diaspora. Besides Dr. Latif’s study is critical; where almost all the works on Ghalib are adulatory.
Chapter I IntroductoryChapter II Materials: Collection]Chapter III Materials : Chronological arrangementChapter IV Problems of the Study of GhalibChapter V Ghalib’s Outlook on LifeChapter VI Greatness in PoetryChapter VII Ghalib’s PoetryAppendix IAppendix II