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GHALIB IN THE HEREAFTER

This article is given entirely in Urdu. Its English translation in my opinion will fail to render the subtle meaning and the satire that is the main theme of this write up. It will be impossible to appreciate and enjoy even partially

the inherent tricky compositions and without knowing the style and traditions of Ghalib. So here it is in Urdu:

[it is now available in English also at https://shakilakhtar.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/ghalib-in-hereafter-ii/]

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Posted by on December 26, 2012 in GHAALIB, Ghalib ki Shan meiN

 

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KOH-E-NOOR, KOHINUR

The diamond Kohinur is world famous and I have seen this stone in the Tower of London long time ago. It glitters and dazzles. Some short history of this gem is given here for those who are curious about it.

BABUR ARRIVED IN INDIA IN DEC. 1525, DEFEATED IBRAHIM LODI IN THE BATTLE OF PANIPAT.

Excerpts from a book “MUGHAL INDIA” by Abraham Eraly, pp 523, 524.

Kohinur 1

 

KOHINUR 2

 

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2012 in LIFE'S GREAT MOMENTS

 

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