Three Mughal Poets: Mir, Sauda and Mir Hasan. Foreword by Annemarie Schimmel
Cambridge, Harvard University Press. 1968. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. xxv, 290pp, Foreword, Author's Preface, appendix, bibliography, glossary, index. Tall 8vo/23.5cm. Red cloth gilt, shelf wear only, in lightly edgeworn and soiled dj, internally fine. An account of the flowering of Urdu literature in the latter part of the Mughal Empire featuring three poets: Mir (d.1810), Sauda (1713-1781) and Mir Hasan (fl.1786) whose work has not been accessible to readers of English until now. The first of a series of books issued under the supervision of renowned Islamic scholar Annemarie Schimmel of Harvard through the Ozai-Durrani Fund. It is also part of the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: Indian Series. Ralph Russell (1918- ) was Reader in Urdu at London University at the time of writing; Khurshidul Islam (1919- ), who started this study, was then Reader in Urdu at Aligarh Muslim University. Fine.
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Keywords: Mughal Empire Poets Literature 18th Century Annemarie Schimmel Khurshidul Islam Unesco Collection