Author: Sayyid Abdul Latif
Publisher: Ghalib Institute
ISBN/UPC (if available): B003FCRPBM
In sharp reaction against what the author calls 'intemperate adulation of Ghalib', this famous book is a critical study of Ghalib's poetry; whereas almost all the works on Ghalib are adulatory.
Here it will be relevant to mention that the Ghalib Institute has embarked upon a programme of republishing all the important works on Ghalib. Accordingly, new edition of Hali’s ‘Yadgar-i-Ghalib’ was published 1996. this was followed by Khalifa Abdul Hakeem’s work ‘Afkar-i-Ghalib (1999). The current year’s programme includes ‘Ghulam Rasool Mehr’s Ghalib’ (1936 ) , Shaikh Mohammad Ikram’s ‘Aasar-i-Ghalib’(1939 ) and Dr. Latif’s book under review together with its Urdu translation.
Another consideration in favor of Dr. Latif’s book is that it is in English; while there are so few books on Ghalib in English. Demand for such books is growing apace in the west because of recent Indian and Pakistani Diaspora. Besides Dr. Latif’s study is critical; where almost all the works on Ghalib are adulatory.
Chapter I Introductory
Chapter II Materials: Collection]
Chapter III Materials : Chronological arrangement
Chapter IV Problems of the Study of Ghalib
Chapter V Ghalib’s Outlook on Life
Chapter VI Greatness in Poetry
Chapter VII Ghalib’s Poetry