Intikhab-e-Kalam: Ameer Meenai
Ameer Meenai is noteworthy for his devotional poetry, which has been represented in this volume. Hitherto, the sheer volume of his poetic works had made Meenai only partially available to a wide readership. With this selection, that barrier has been removed. Meenai’s first poetry collection was Ghairat e Baharistan, which was ready for publication but destroyed during the 1857 War of Independence. Among his published poetry collections, Miraat ul Ghaib and Sanam Khana e Ishq were popular. He also published a collection of his Persian poetry. He compiled a dictionary Ameer ul Lughaat, of which two volumes were published in 1891 and 1892 and the third in 2010.
Dr Moinuddin Aqeel, PhD, DLitt, is an outstanding critic, author and linguist.Chairperson of the Department of Urdu, International Islamic University, Islamabad, he has also served the University of Karachi as a Professor and the Chairperson of the Urdu department. He has also been the Director of Bureau of Composition, Compilation and Translation, University of Karachi. He is the author of many books of repute.