Ghalib: A Wilderness at My Doorstep

31 December 2020

Mehr Afshan Farooqi

This literary biography of the poet Mirza Ghalib explores aspects of his life as well as his work in Urdu. The author offers poems in new translations and also draws on his letters, manuscripts and early editions of work in order to closely examine Ghalib’s interactions with Persian poetry.

Penguin Random House, Rs 799, 416 pages