By: Ms Tehseen Tariq GHALIB
INTRODUCTION: • MirzaAsadullah Khan "Ghalib" is one of the best of the Urdu poets. He led a revolution in Urdu poetry with his words. According to the critic AalAhemdSarvar "Ghalib gave brain to our poetry which was till then dominated by the people of heart." Ghalib used to have takhallus (pen name) of 'Asad' but he listened to this sher • Asad us jafaa par butoN say wafaakime-ray shershabaashrahmatkHudaki
HIS EARLY LIFE: • He was born in 1796 at Akbarabad (present Agarah). • He started saying his shair in Agarah only. • Ghalib did hia masters in Persian and was proud of his Farsi poetry but he is well known for his Urdu poetry.
Letters of Ghalib: • Not only Urdu poetry but the prose is also indebted to MirzaGhalib. • His letters gave foundation to the easy and popular Urdu. • He made his letters “talking” by using words and sentences as if he is talking to the reader.
POETRY • IN Urdu ghazals, along with the love and beauty Ghalib added all the facets of life. • It is because of him the canvas of Urdu ghazal became very extended.