The Falcon and The Hunted Bird [An Anthology of Classical Urdu Poetry] 1950 Ahmed Ali ~ Pakistan/India


Title: The Falcon and The Hunted Bird [An Anthology of Urdu Poetry]
Author: Translated with an Introduction by Ahmed Ali

Description: First Edition. Blue cloth boards. Uneven fading to cloth on front cover. Interior is clean and unmarked. 98 pages. Dust jacket shows uneven color on front panel; minor general soiling; chipped at head of spine; in an archival mylar sleeve.  

Anthology of Urdu poetry, covering the period circa 1690 to 1905. The jacket claims that this is the first anthology of Urdu poetry to appear in English. The Pakistani author and critic, Ahmed Ali (1910-1994) provides the nineteen-page introduction and biographical and contextual introductions for each of the authors. These poems were translated throughout the 1940s, many having appeared in various journals in Pakistan, India and U.K.  

The poets represented are: Mohammed Vali [Wali Muhammad Wali, 1667-1707], Mirza Rafi Sauda [1713-1781], Khwaja Mir Dard [1720-1785], Mohammad Taqi Mir [Mir Taqi Mir, 1723-1810], Insha Allah Khan Insha [c. 1752-1817], Bahadur Shah Zafar [1775-1862], Khwaja Haidar Ali Atash [Aatish, 1764 -1846], Sheikh Ibrahim Zoq [Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq, 1790-1854], Asadullah Khan Ghalib [Ghalib, 1797-1869], Momin Khan Momin [1800-1852], and Nawah Mirza Khan Dagh [Daagh Dehlvi, 1831-1905].

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good–
Jacket Condition: Good+

Publisher: Kitab Publishers
Place: Karachi, Pakistan
Year: 1950

Keywords: anthology, collection, Pakistan, India, Delhi, poetry, Muhammad Wali, Mirza Rafi Sauda, Khwaja Mir Dard, Taqi Mir, Insha Allah Khan, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Khwaja Haidar Ali Aatish, Mohammad Ibrahim Zauq, Ghalib, Momin Khan Momin, Nawah Mirza Khan Dagh, Daagh Dehlvi,

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