Baagh o bahar by Mir Amman. Identifier BaghOBaharPdfUnicode. Identifier-ark ark://t7wm6dv4c. Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Read Bagh-O Bahar (Urdu Edition) book reviews & author details and more at Mir Amman () was an employee of Fort William College at Calcutta. Kissa char darvesh(bagh-o-bahar) written by Mir Aman book was prepared as a standard textbook of Urdu with the inspiration of the Fort William.

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Fort William publications included a good number of qissah texts, of which Bagh-o-bahar was by far the most famous. In view of mmir own literary and historical influence, this choice of his text makes a good deal of sense.

Not only is he a thoroughly capable researcher, but he’s also a landmark in his own right: In the translation that we study here, many parts of the translation, and many of the notes, are originally Smith’s, yet now they all appear smoothly assimilated into Forbes’s own work, with for the most part only Forbes’s name on them. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

The ones in the Bibliography are the main scholarly ones only; there are literally dozens of others floating around in bookstores and libraries; there are definitely Devanagari ones too. Patience and forbearance has its rewards. In the three successive introductions Smith’s; Forbes’s as editor of Smith’s; and Forbes’s in his own rightwe see two kinds of progression: In fact, as ‘Abdul Haq documents very clearly, Mir Ib closely followed an earlier Urdu text itself translated somewhat freely from a Persian originalTahsin’s Nau tarz-e murassa’ [New Style of Adornment], composed in the early ‘s.

The structure of the tales, as indeed the narrative, is woven around themes of humanity, tolerance, kindness, benevolence and charity.

Personal tools Log in. One change that I did make, however, was to eliminate abgh frequent use of italicization, typical of his time, for proper names.


I’d like to read this book bavh Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Yet they meet, chat and share their experiences without fear or inhibition.

If you’re interested in such comparisons, check them out in the Aarne-Thompson index.

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The book brings out the details of an unusual encounter of four wandering dervishes, three princes, an affluent merchant, and several other characters. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The First Darvesh’s story is the longest and most detailed of the four; if you’re an Urdu student looking to sample the language and style of the text, you might want to read this much, and then move on to other material.

Offer valid only once per customer. And third, they aim to help the learner acquire a good understanding of Urdu: John Borthwick Gilchrist, a famous English scholar of literature of those days.

Although the skill of Mir Amman as a writer may have come to the notice of the British in those days, it had not been recognized by any Urdu-speaking person. Mir Amman changed it into a vivid and colloquial language. The Last Phase of an Oriental Culturetrans.

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First, they explain many particular physical objects and cultural practices that Smith and Forbes could observe at first hand, to which we now have no such direct access. It is delightful reading.

The Smith-Forbes annotations are valuable in several ways. Listen to what the prince of Neemroz had to say: Deeply engrossed in classical Urdu literature with a perfect eye for grammar, prosody and rhetoric, Suhail Abbas was just the right fellow for the job.

I am tempted to quote some of their morsels of cultural commentary, but I think I’ll leave it to the reader to discover them in situ ; that’s really the proper context in which to come upon them. What a juicy bagn complicated little treat I have here for all you variously interested readers!

It is a fine specimen of early Urdu prose, rich in texture, brilliant in conception and realistic in portraying human emotions. The locale is Basra, Baghdad, Damascus or Constantinople.


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This might also be said to constitute a vicious or virtuous? Unlike many of his co-religionists from his class who grudged British rule, he shed his inhibitions and joined an institution created by the East India Company.

Dozens of other such echoes are apparent to the knowledgeable reader; many of the stories told by the four Darwesh and Azad Bakht as a fifth narrator are of well-known types that are found all gahar the world. It has been published bqgh abridged editions and translated into many languages, including English, Hindi, Gujarati, French and Punjabi.

All is well that ends well. I’d like to take more of a look urdi him in the future. While writing the dialogues, he reproduced bhaar language spoken by the men and women in the street, keeping an eye on idiomatic and literary expressions when narrating the events.

For a well-documented and extremely interesting refutation of Mir Amman’s claims, see Chapter One, pp. Mir Amman also inaccurately implies that he himself worked directly from this Persian text. Bagh-o-bahar was the single most popular Urdu publication of Fort William College. Forbes’s careful diacritics have been lost to the exigencies of online display, but since I’m providing jpg images of a large chunk of the Urdu text, and since the whole Urdu text is widely available, this shouldn’t inconvenience anyone unduly.

The difference of decades, and of Smith’s cheerful amateur relish versus Forbes’s ostentatious and sometimes irritable professionalism, would have made it fun to be able to separate their notes like layers in an archaeological dig, but many individual notes in Forbes are ammab, so it would have been unfeasibly complicated to label them all.