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Celebrating the Best of Urdu Poetry (English) (Paperback): Book by Khushwant Singh

Celebrating the Best of Urdu Poetry (English) (Paperback)

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ISBN: 9780143417514    Publisher: PENGUIN INDIA Year of publishing: 2011     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 208        Language: English
Urdu is a beautiful language and it has earned fame for its beautiful poetry. Celebrating The Best of Urdu Poetry is a tribute to the language and a treat for the lovers of Urdu shaayri. for the past two centuries,...Read more
Urdu is a beautiful language and it has earned fame for its beautiful poetry. Celebrating The Best of Urdu Poetry is a tribute to the language and a treat for the lovers of Urdu shaayri. for the past two centuries, there have been many known and unknown legendary Urdu poets, who have contributed innumerable poetic works. This book is an attempt by the author, to present a collection of these poems in one place for Urdu poetry fans. Urdu is a rich language which evolved as a mixture of many languages such as Persian, Turkish, Arabic, Hindi, Sanskrit, Dakni and Braj. Though it was passionately patronized by the Muslim rulers and nawabs, unfortunately this language has lost its significance and it is almost into the stages of extinction. This book is a humble attempt to rekindle the heritage of this language and bring out the best of its poetry in order to make the glory of this language familiar to the world. Celebrating The Best of Urdu Poetry has been authored by Khushwant Singh and translated by Kamna Prasad, who themselves are great admirers of Urdu and poetry. This book was published in 2011 by Penguin India. It is available in paperback. Key Features: A rare book for the lovers of Urdu poetry, it is also recommended for those who want to develop a taste for Urdu shaayri. This book is a bestseller in its category.
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About the author: Khushwant Singh
Khushwant Singh is Indias best known writer and columnist. He has been founder editor of Yojana and editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India, the National... Read more
Khushwant Singh is Indias best known writer and columnist. He has been founder editor of Yojana and editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India, the National Herald and the Hindustan Times. He is the author of classics such as Train to Pakistan, I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale and Delhi. His latest novel, The Sunset Club, written when he was 95, was published by Penguin Books in 2010. His nonfiction includes the classic two volume A History of the Sikhs, a number of translations and works on Sikh religion and culture, Delhi, nature, current affairs and Urdu poetry. His autobiography, Truth, Love and a Little Malice, was published by Penguin Books in 2002.
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