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Intikhab-e-Kalam: Mir Anis

Compiled by Muhammad Reza Kazimi
This book contains a selection from the marsias (elegiac epics) of Mir Anis, hailed as the greatest exponent of this form, as well as one of the greatest poets of the Urdu language. The theme is the Tragedy of Karbala (AD 680) and Mir Anis has presented his elegies in long narrative poems with descriptions of the battleground, single combats, and the death of the protagonist followed by lamentation. The marasi are also noted for being pure in their diction and exemplary in their idiom. All British historians of Urdu literature are united in according him a very high stature in Urdu literature.
Author Description

Dr Muhammad Reza Kazimi has an MA and PhD from the University of Karachi. He is a critic of Urdu literature and has taught for more than thirty years in different colleges, and at the University of Karachi, the Aga Khan University, and M.A. Jinnah University in Karachi. His latest Urdu book Tehzeeb o Takhleeq has been published by Karachi University. His latest English book is A Concise History of Pakistan (OUP 2009). His other publications are Mutale'a-e-Pakistan (OUP, 2006); Pakistan Studies (OUP, 2007); Liaquat Ali Khan: His Life and Work (OUP, 2015); Intikhab-e-Kalam: Ghalib (OUP, 2009); Intikhab-e-Kalam: Sahir Ludhianvi (OUP, 2013).

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ISBN 9780195479133
Weight in kg 0.058
Rights World
Year of Publication 2009
Binding Paperback
Pages 64 pages