Beloved Delhi

Through their biographies and poetry--including their best-known ghazals--it also paints a compelling portrait of Mughal Delhi. This is a book for anyone who has ever been touched by Urdu or Delhi, by poetry or romance.

Beloved Delhi

'A riveting resurrection of the city of poets, the city of history, Saif Mahmood's learned and evocative book takes us to the heart of Delhi's romance with Urdu verse and aesthetics.'--Namita Gokhale Urdu poetry rules the cultural and emotional landscape of India--especially northern India and much of the Deccan--and of Pakistan. And it was in the great, ancient city of Delhi that Urdu grew to become one of the world's most beautiful languages. Through the 18th and 19th centuries, while the Mughal Empire was in decline, Delhi became the capital of a parallel kingdom--the kingdom of Urdu poetry--producing some of the greatest, most popular poets of all time. They wrote about the pleasure and pain of love, about the splendour of God and the villainy of preachers, about the seductions of wine, and about Delhi, their beloved home. This treasure of a book documents the life and work of the finest classical Urdu poets: Sauda, Dard, Mir, Ghalib, Momin, Zafar, Zauq and Daagh. Through their biographies and poetry--including their best-known ghazals--it also paints a compelling portrait of Mughal Delhi. This is a book for anyone who has ever been touched by Urdu or Delhi, by poetry or romance.

The Seduction of Delhi

Abhay K. for My beloved Delhi, the palimpsest city PREFACE There must be very
few cities in the world.

The Seduction of Delhi

Delhi has been widely described as a dry, energy draining place, even a hermaphrodite...the authors attempts in the book to prove otherwise. At first glance, his short, epigrammatic poems might appear just flaccid snapshots or single-boned vignettes of an outsider in a mad and sprawling metropolis known these days for its infamous gang rapes. But a closer look reveals how the poet steps back to withdraw his self into a cocoon, to gain an artistic poise and to empower each and every item, object, relic, monument and figure - a distinct voice and color. Lal Quila, Jantar Mantar, a flower girl, an auto rickshaw, Connaught Place, a house maid, Rahim, Jamun tree, Ghalib or Dara Shikoh walk with their first person personas in the lanes of Delhi conjuring a memorable recital, a jam that defines the essence of this legendary city...'Seduction of Delhi' is an artistic triumph in many ways...”

Muslims and Missionaries in Pre Mutiny India

in the capital, Delhi, a band of men so talented that their meetings and
assemblies recall those of the days of Akbar and ... disillusioned to make the
journey, he no doubt heard of the revival in his beloved Delhi, of the musha'aras
of his youth.

Muslims and Missionaries in Pre Mutiny India

Focuses on the period leading up to the Indian Mutiny of 1857.

Poetic Musings

Delhi My Delhi , My Dear Delhi My beloved Delhi Everyweek has a rally How vast
is her belly Some in the name of God And some in the name of Mammon They
impede the traffic like a Demon . Seven Times she died Like Phoenix she has the
 ...

Poetic Musings


Cyberabad Days

Beyond Old Delhi and New Delhi, beyond the Newer Delhis of Gurgaon and the
desirable new suburbs of Sarita Vihar and New ... The djinns, those ancient
haunters of their beloved Delhi, they understood; and older than they, the gods.

Cyberabad Days

The world: 'Cyberabad' is the India of 2047, a new, muscular superpower of one and a half billion people in an age of artificial intelligences, climate-change induced drought, water-wars, strange new genders, genetically improved children that age at half the rate of baseline humanity and a population where males out-number females four to one. India herself has fractured into a dozen states from Kerala to the headwaters of the Ganges in the Himalayas. Cyberabad is a collection of 7 stories: The Little Goddess. Hugo nominee Best Novella 2006. In near future Nepal, a child-goddess discovers what lies on the other side of godhood. The Djinn's Wife. Hugo nominee and BSFA short fiction winner 2007 A minor Delhi celebrity falls in love with an artificial intelligence but is it a marriage of heaven and hell? The Dust Assassin. Feuding Rajasthan water-rajas find that revenge is a slow, subtle process. Jasbir and Sujay go Shaadi. Love and marriage should be plain-sailing when your matchmaker is a soap-star artificial intelligence Sanjeev and Robotwallah. What happens to the boy-soldier roboteers when the war of Separation is over? Kyle meets the River. A young American in Varanas learns the true meaning of 'nation building' in the early days of a new country. Vishnu at the Cat Circus. A genetically improved 'Brahmin' child finds himself left behind as he grows through the final generation of humanity.

A Comprehensive History of India Civil Military and Social

Thousands made the attempt ; but a general famine was then raging , and while
many perished by the way , many more reached their beloved Delhi , only to die
in it . The most formidable insurrection of all broke out in the south . It was the ...

A Comprehensive History of India  Civil  Military and Social


A Comprehensive History of India Civil Military and Social from the First Landing of the English to the Suppression of the Sepoy Revolt

Thousands made the attempt ; but a general famine was then raging , and while
many perished by the way , many more reached their beloved Delhi , only to die
in it . The most formidable insurrection of all broke out in the south . It was the ...

A Comprehensive History of India  Civil  Military  and Social  from the First Landing of the English to the Suppression of the Sepoy Revolt


The National Geographical Journal of India

Knowing that he would not be allowed to go to his beloved Delhi to be buried , he
composed a very famous poem . The following is an important line from that
poem , " Do gaz zamin bhi na mili koye yaar men " ( Singh and Rai , 1983 : 23 ) o
.

The National Geographical Journal of India


The Age of Kali Travels and Encounters in India Text Only

... succession of invaders from Persia and Afghanistan, India's focus moved
inexorably eastwards, from Delhi to Lucknow. ... flee from his beloved Delhi in an
effort to escape the now insupportable violence and instability of the Moghul
capital.

The Age of Kali  Travels and Encounters in India  Text Only

William Dalrymple, who wrote so magically about India in ‘City of Djinns’, returns to the country in a series of remarkable essays.

The Delhi College

102 In the end though , William never had to experience this exile from his
beloved Delhi . On the night of the 22 March 1835 , Fraser was assassinated as
he rode back at night from an entertainment at the house of the maharaja of
Kishengarh ...

The Delhi College

This volume explores the history of the Delhi college - considered the centre of Delhi Renaissance and the meeting ground between British and Oriental culture before 1857 - against the background of both traditional scholarship and the British education policy in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Delhi the Capital of India

It is our earnest desire that these changes may conduce to the better
administration of India and the greater prosperity and happiness of our beloved
people. REPLY TO DELHI MUNICIPALITY On the 13th, the Madras and the Delhi
Municipal ...

Delhi  the Capital of India

Revised And Enlarged Edition Of All About Delhi With 54 Illustrations. (The Book Gives In A Modest Compass, A Succinct History Of The Hindu, Pathan And Moghul Dynasties Who Reigned Over Delhi, And Also A Vivid Account Of The British Occupation, Together With The Story Of The Mutiny, The History And Antiquities Of Delhi.) Graphic Accounts Of Notable Sights And Scenes From Well-Known Travellers And Visitors Are Presented With Suitable Reproductions Of Illustrations.

Buddha and Early Buddhism

Delhi Pillar , Edict IX . ( Prinsep ) . “ Not that the beloved of the gods deemeth
offerings or prayers to be of the same value with true ( spiritual ? ) glory . ” —
Delhi Pillar , Edict XII . ( Prinsep ) . “ The beloved of the gods doth not esteem
either ...

Buddha and Early Buddhism


The Calcutta Review

Provisions are dear , the air is full of fever , and above all beloved Delhi seems in
this out of the world station even more distant than it really is . The reaction
against the new country which had commenced at Lahore is complete as the
traveller ...

The Calcutta Review


Calcutta Review

Provisions are dear , the air is full of fever , and above all beloved Delhi seems in
this out of the world station even more distant than it really is . The reaction
against the new country which had commenced at Lahore is complete as the
traveller ...

Calcutta Review


A Situation in New Delhi

Harriet Eleanor Coleman 1795–1824 beloved wife of John James Coleman ,
deeply mourned by her husband and three children . ' The tombstone was hot but
not burning to the touch . The sky today was sullen and swollen , heavy with ...

A Situation in New Delhi

&Lsquo;She Missed The Sense Of Values Shivraj Had Planted Like Roses With His Two Hands. It Was Their Fragrance, Something As Ephemeral As That, That Had Bound The Country Together In A Unity, Not Any Hidebound Principle Or Rule From A Book.&Rsquo; Shivraj Is Dead And With Him The Values With Which He Had Governed The Country For Over A Decade. While His Successors Destroy The Idealistic World He Had Built, Shivraj&Rsquo;S Circle Of Intimate Friends&Mdash;His Sister Devi, The Education Minister; Usman Ali, Vice Chancellor Of Delhi University; And Michael Calvert, An English Writer&Mdash;Struggle To Find Order In The Chaos, Even As Rishad, Devi&Rsquo;S Son, Loses Himself In It. Juxtaposing The Conflict Of Personal Relationships With The Larger Canvas Of Corrupt Politics In A Situation In New Delhi, Nayantara Sahgal Masterfully Weaves A Tale That Grips The Reader From Start To Finish. &Lsquo;A Brilliant And Provocative Piece Of Fact-Based Fiction&Rsquo;&Mdash;Financial Times &Lsquo;A Moving, Even Inspiring Novel&Rsquo;&Mdash;Sunday Times

Memoirs of Delhi and Faiz b d

My Dárá is gone , my beloved is filed , And Hind , is to me like the land of the
dead : Dárá Shikoh , my son . Like Jacob's my eyes with their weeping are wan ;
My Joseph like Jacob's to Egypt is gone : Dárá Shikoh , my son . In age I have
thee ...

Memoirs of Delhi and Faiz  b  d


The Days of the Beloved

Chapter III Mahbub Ali Pasha , with The Beloved December , 1911 , was the date
set for the great Delhi Durbar . His Majesty , George V , King of Great Britain and
Ireland , and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas , Emperor of India ...

The Days of the Beloved


Cry the Beloved Punjab

The five articles comprising the third section entitled " The First Round ” take us
directly into that inferno when hell broke loose in Delhi at the time of Mrs Gandhi's
assassination . All these pieces - " Recalling the Days " by Vachitra Sharma ...

Cry  the Beloved Punjab


Nine Lives

Motilal Jotwani, Sufis of Sindh, New Delhi, 1986 Amena Khamisani (trans.), The
Risalo of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, Bhitshah, 2003 Shah Abdul Latif (trans. Anju
Makhija and Hari Dilgir), Seeking the Beloved, New Delhi, 2005 Roland and ...

Nine Lives

Three brothers from a remote village in the Himalayas are driven by poverty to become monks. One becomes a famous masked dancer; the second an accomplished player of the Tibetan temple trumpet; and the third a great Buddhist scholar. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death. A woman leaves her middle class family in Calcutta and her job in a jute factory, only to find unexpected love and fulfillment living as a tantric in a skull-filled hut in remote a cremation ground. A prison warder from Kerala becomes for two months of the year a temple dancer and is worshipped as an incarnate deity; then, at the end of February each year, he returns to prison. An idol maker, the thirty-fifth of a long line of sculptors going back to the legendary Chola bronze makers, regards creating Gods as one of the holiest callings in India, but has to reconcile himself to his son who only wants to study computer engineering. An illiterate goat herd from Rajasthan keeps alive an ancient 200,000-stanza sacred epic that he, virtually alone, still knows by heart. A devadasi - or temple prostitute - initially resists her own initiation into sex work, yet pushes both her daughters into a trade she regards as a sacred calling. Nine people, nine lives. Each one taking a different religious path, each one an unforgettable story.Exquisite and mesmerizing, and told with an almost biblical simplicity, William Dalrymple's first travel book in a decade explores how traditional forms of religious life in South Asia have been transformed in the vortex of the region's rapid change. Nine Lives is a distillation of twenty-five years of exploring India and writing about its religious traditions, taking you deep into worlds that you would never have imagined even existed.

Indian Literary Criticism

He was a witness to the fall and destruction of his beloved city , Delhi , in 1857.
Though he never collected his poems , or even kept them properly , his influence
on the poets of his generation and subsequent generations has been so ...

Indian Literary Criticism

Literary criticism produced by Indian scholars from the earliest times to the present age is represented in this book. These include Bharatamuni, Tholkappiyar, Anandavardhana, Abhinavagupta, Jnaneshwara, Amir Khusrau, Mirza Ghalib, Rabindranath Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, B.S. Mardhekar, Ananda Coomaraswamy, and A.K. Ramanujam and Sudhir Kakar among others. Their statements have been translated into English by specialists from Sanskrit, Persian and other languages.