Author: Khwaja Tariq Mahmood
Publisher: Star Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8176500364
This collection if a representative of Iqbal's Urdu poetry, which has been transliteration into English verses, with translation in Devanagari(Hindi) and Roman script. This collection also includes Iqbal's most prominent poem 'Shikwa' and 'Jawab Shikwa'.
Sir Mohammad Iqbal also known as Allama Iqbal, is a great name in Urdu and Persian literature. He3 wrote his poetry in Urdu and Fa4rsi (1873-1938), and that bridged and encompassed the past many centuries of man's endeavors in the realms of thought and intuition. He emblazoned the high standards set by Mirza Asadullah Khan 'Ghalib', and glorified the literature in his own way. He was a scholarly personality, and wrote on various subjects, from philosophy to politics, from romance to emotions and so on. He wrote world famous poem 'Sare Jahan se acha Hindustan Hamara' and many other such nazams which are even today considered as great poetical creations. He was honored with the title 'Sir' by the British Government for his contributions to the literature.
The present collection is a representative Iqbal's Urdu poetry, which has been transliterated into English verses, with translation into Devanagari(Hindi) and Roman script. The English translation has been done by Khwaja Tariq Mahmood, who earlier translated the poems of Mirza Ghalib and Sahir Ludhianvi, and is now working on many other collections.
This collection will be welcomed by all those who have interest in Urdu poetry and Urdu literature.
KHAWAJA TARIQ MAHMOOD graduated from Staff College, Quetta in 1956, and retired as Brigadier from Pakistan Army. Later he took Master's degree in International Relations from University of Southern California. He is at present living in Middlesex, UK.