A Treasury of Urdu Poetry is a treasure – House of the best of Urdu poetry from the times of the great classic poet Mir to Modern day poets such as Faiz and Faraz. This Treasury contains selected ghazals and nazms of thirty-four eminent Urdu poets. Care has been taken to select only those pieces which meet the twin tests of excellence and popularity. Lovers of Urdu Poetry would find this book a dream come true and a handy volume that opens a window on the world of Urdu poetry.
“Translation of poetry from one language t the other is extremely difficult, some would say, impossible. The challenge here is the challenge of being faithful to the original and at the same time retaining its charm and beauty. It is not only the idea of the original that is to be conveyed but its soul, its strength, its poignancy and sweetness, and if possible, its rhythm and resonance should also reach the reader.”