Ghalib Quotes to Read
Mirza Ghalib or Ghalib, as we remember him as, was originally named as Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan. He was born on the 27th of December in 1797 during the end of the Mughal Empire. Hardly many would know or remember his real name but the pen names used by him can be echoed everywhere where Urdu is understood. Apart from “Ghalib”, the pen name of Asad was also used by him. While Ghalib means “Dominant”, Asad means “Lion” in Urdu.
There are of course many Ghazals which he wrote, which are still loved across the Urdu-speaking populace around the world.
This post has a few of his famous 2-line shayrisr and Quotes which have been used quite often and are some of the best of Ghalib.
A lot of influence in Ghalib’s writing comes from loss and the rebellious mind that he possessed. There’s something to take away for everyone who reads any of his works.
It is said that Ghalib was more proud of his Persian poetry than Urdu. Although he is more famous for his Urdu poetry now.
According to Ghalib “Sau kos se ba-zaban-e-qalam baatein kiya karo aur hijr mein visaal ke maze liya karo” (from a hundred of miles talk with the tongue of the pen and enjoy the joy of meeting even when you are separated). He is credited with making letter writing part of the mundane rather than just remaining royally ornamental. Most of his letters appear to be informal which is a contrast with the letter writing traditions of the time. Especially considering the impact of the British on how people communicated back then.
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