Mir Asar was a mystic poet who expounded upon ethical dimensions rather than the metaphysical. A pioneer of the Urdu masnavi, Mir Asar in his Khawab o Khayal projected social realism as against the general trend of fantasy and fairy tale
depiction. A noted lyric poet as well, Mir Asar was greatly admired. The editor has drawn upon unpublished manuscripts to compile this volume and has written an exceptionally brilliant introduction to the book.