Diwan-e-Ghalib: A Selection
Ghalib is the greatest Urdu poet and one of the greatest in any Indian language.
He would rank perhaps among the great poets of the world With Meer Ghalib Iqbal and Faiz to name only four the firmament of Urdu poetry is truly star studded with numerous starlets strewn around Ghalib has not only a pride of place among them his stature is growing with every passing decade.
In fact it is well nigh impossible to do full justice to his poetry particularly the ghazal in translation. The best that could be done was to translate the verses into independent rhymed couplets.
This is a selection of the best and most popular Ghazals from Diwan-e-Ghalib For the convenience of readers original Ghazals have been given in Hindi as well as in Roman script Meanings of difficult Urdu words have also been give in footnotes.