The Captured Gazelle: The Poems of Ghani Kashmiri

Author(s): Tahir Ghani

Date: Format: EPUB Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 014341562X
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Every moment it seeks to slip from the minds nook
Fresh poetic meaning is a gazelle to be captured

The Captured Gazelle is an elegant and lucent translation of the poems of the seventeenth-century Persian poet Mulla Tahir Ghani, better known as Ghani Kashmiri. Eulogized by poets such as Mir and Iqbal, Ghani is an outstanding representative of sabk-e-Hindi or the Indian style in Persian poetry, which became a hallmark of the MughalSafavid literary culture.

The introduction situates Ghani against his unique background in which Iranian and Indian poetic cultures came together to create a glorious literary age in Kashmir, while the translations capture Ghani in his wide spectrum of moodssatirical, playful, self-pitying, pessimistic, mystically resignedbringing alive his wit and ingenuity in a modern idiom without losing hold on the tone.
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