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Ghalib: The Man, The Times A Brilliant Biography Of One Of India S Greatest PoetsMirza Mohammad Asadullah Khan Ghalib Began Writing Poetry In Persian At The Age Of Nine And The Pre Eminent Poet Of The Time, Mir, Predicted A Great Future For The Precocious Genius When He Was Shown His Verse But Success And Material Rewards Did Not Come To Ghalib Easily, For The Times Were Against Him, And He Did Not Suffer Fools Gladly Even If They Occupied Positions Of ImportanceGhalib Was At The Height Of His Powers When Events Took A Turn For The Worse First Came The Decline Of The Mughal Court, Then The Rise Of The British Empire And, Finally, The Revolt Of Though Ghalib Lived Through The Upheavals And Purges Of The Revolt, In Which Many Of His Contemporaries And Friends Died And His Beloved Delhi Was Irrevocably Changed, He Was A Broken Man And Longed For Death When He Died, On February , He Left Behind Some Of The Most Vivid Accounts Of The Events Of The Period Ever Written In This Illuminating Biography Pavan K Varma Evocatively Captures The Spirit Of The Man And The Essence Of The Times He Lived In

About the Author: Pavan K. Varma

Pavan K Varma is a former Indian Foreign Service officer and was an adviser to the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, with cabinet rank With effect from June, 2014 he was a Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha until July 2016 He is currently the National General Secretary and National Spokesman of the Janata Dal United.Varma is a graduate of St Stephen s College, New Delhi where he studied History Honours and received the first position He was President of the St Stephen s College Debating Society as well as the star debater and elocutionist of the University of Delhi He also won the Sir CP Ramaswamy Aiyar Memorial Essay Prize at St Stephen s Subsequently, he acquired a degree in Law from the University of Delhi.He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1976 His career as a diplomat has seen him serve in several locations, including New York and Moscow In New York, he was with India s Permanent Mission to the United Nations His assignments in India include that of Press Secretary to the President of India, Spokesman in the Ministry of External Affairs, Joint Secretary for Africa and Director General of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi.

10 thoughts on “Ghalib: The Man, The Times

  1. says:

    A decent primer into the socio cultural backdrop of the critically endangered Nawabi culture and the elite situated within 19th Century Delhi Ghalib, who is introduced and represented via a decent part of his work, turned out to be a mere spectator of the chaotic decline, induced by the colonial forces, of the old order that sparked the very air that he inhaled The love, the adulat

  2. says:

    This is probably the most enjoyable book that I have read this year.Although it chronicles the struggles of the legendary poet throughout his life,it is interspersed with a lot of wit and humour.Without missing a beat on Ghalib,the author also portrays the city of Delhi as a silent background character in almost all the chapters.I particularly enjoyed the translated poems in English becaus

  3. says:

    Succinct account of the bard s life.While there is great detail of Mirza Ghalib s life, i think because of the lack of material certain events and topics have been stretched too long and it becomes a drag to go through it.

  4. says:

    An intimate look at the glorious tragedy of Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib s life A moving rendition of 1857 Delhi A book that will stay with the reader for a very long time.

  5. says:

    haiN aur bhee duniya meiN suKHanwar bohot achchekehte haiN ki GHalib ka hai andaaz e bayaaN aur there are many people who are very good at writing poems, but it is generally acknowledged that Ghalib commands a unique style of delivery Mirza Mohammad Asadullah Khan Ghalib is one of the most prominent names in the world of urdu Persian poetry and also beyond that Infact, if I were to say that there exist haiN aur b

  6. says:

    Mirza Mohammad Asadullah Khan Ghalib popularly known as Mirza Ghalib or Ghalib, is a famous name in the world of Urdu and Persian poetry, and beyond Ghalib was born at a time when power of one of the greatest imperial dynasties in human history, the Mughals, with an unbroken rule of centuries, was fading and the power of English imperialism in India was rising He was born at a time when the de jure sovereignty still rema

  7. says:

    I excellent book to unravel the social background under which Ghalib wrote under.In a society definetly clinging unto memories of a bygone past with the British influence all prevaisive Ghalib journey through that period in times a iconclast and in times a traditionalist.Some of the poems were discovered through this book a definite addition to the library to anyone interested in Ghalib Could probably do with a update as source

  8. says:

    I absolutely love this book I picked it up from the library, and I may buy a Kindle edition, because I will keep referring back to it In this, Pavan Varma gives us a very clear picture of the times, the culture and the environment in which Ghalib lived His growth as a poet, his trauma during the Mutiny, his struggles are explained so very clearly The style is lucid, and the book is immensely readable This is a timely tribute to the man,

  9. says:

    A must read to those who wish to knowabout Ghalib.A true insight into life of a miserable yet great poet The writer has not only given the common knowledge that is available on the Internet but also unraveled the social background under which Ghalib wrote, suffered Andimportantly, the book gives you an insight of the then Delhi How Britishers took over from Mohghals, then exile of Zafar after 1857 failed rebellion All these historical incidents

  10. says:

    It is interesting book about Ghalib and his time We got to know much about his life, his poetry, his peers and his time.

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