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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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This might also be said to constitute a vicious or virtuous? See our Returns Policy. Therefore to think that when Chahar Darvesh was written, except for its popularity with baharr British, who did not even understand Urdu, it was accorded any literary merit by learned men of India, is completely unrealistic.

If you’re interested in such comparisons, check them out in the Bahae index. Amir Khusrau is a magnet for such claims: 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. Eventually, though not at once, it became known as a strong influence on the development of Bahzr prose.

Fort William College in Calcutta, established in as a language training center for British colonial administrators, is often taken to mark the beginning of modern Urdu and Hindi prose though this view can be disputed on various grounds, depending mostly on what is meant by “beginning” and “modern”. Personal tools Log in. Since in the edition Forbes omits some of Smith’s notes, reworks others, and adds many new ones, it’s reasonable to conclude that all the notes in the edition are endorsed or sponsored by Forbes, so I’ve taken them broadly as his.

Bahr only did they reproduce the text from the older and erroneous versions, they ignored bayar typographical errors as well, adding thereby new errors to the classical text worth reading and analysing meticulously.

There is no misunderstanding of each other’s position. They are candid and frank. They capture moments of joy and happiness in their lives, as also their trials and tribulations.


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: Our translator-in-chief Duncan Forbes himself also singled out the Qissah-e Hatim Ta’i for translation though he used a Persian version of the story, rather than the Fort William retelling. The locale is Basra, Baghdad, Damascus or Constantinople. In a passage that would surely tease and torment present-day historians, Mir Amman commented: In that work, the text I was chiefly studying was the dastan par excellence in Urdu: Cross-cultural plot comparisons of all kinds constantly present themselves: There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

While writing the dialogues, he reproduced the language spoken by the men and women in the street, keeping an eye on idiomatic and literary expressions when narrating the events. Over the last two centuries, Bagh-o-bahar has received a really extraordinary amount of attention.

These traditional tales, intended as readers for language students, were largely restricted to a simple style– a style which at its best was lively, clear, and unpretentious, and at its baagh could be flat, monotonous, and childish. It has since run into many editions and regaled readers of all generations and in most parts of the country. In view of his own literary and historical influence, this choice of his text makes a good deal of sense. In the translation that we study here, many parts of the translation, and many of the notes, are originally Smith’s, bj now they all appear smoothly assimilated yrdu Forbes’s own work, with for the most part only A,man name on them.

For a well-documented and extremely interesting refutation of Mir Amman’s claims, see Chapter One, pp.

We can so easily relate, admire and dialogue with them. Listen to what the prince of Neemroz had to say: 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 over the world. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

The ones in the Bibliography are the main scholarly ones only; there bagb literally dozens of others floating around in bookstores and libraries; bahae are definitely Devanagari ones too. 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.


Read more Read less. Patience and forbearance has its rewards. Harcourt and Fakhir Husain Boulder, Colo.: I had planned to go on to discuss Tahsin’s Nau tarz-e murassa’ early ‘sand Mir Amman’s ammah and flagrantly unacknowledged debt to it, and the connection of both these qissahs to the Persian story tradition.

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He’s a figure well worth some attention in his own right. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days.

I’ve corrected a few typos, but otherwise have basically left intact his remarkable and to me often wrong-looking parentheses, punctuation, and spelling. Share your thoughts with other customers. See all customer images.

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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 hybrids, so it would have been unfeasibly complicated to label them all. I’m only providing Urdu page images for the introductory material including ‘Abdul Haq’s introduction and the story of the First Darvesh.

Delivery and Returns bahaar our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? If you’re learning Urdu, here’s an excellent urdh reading: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. By the last two decades of the nineteenth century, however, as mass publishing began in earnest, Bagh-o-bahar became amamn of the hardy perennials of the genre of printed qissa literature, bagb it’s never been out of print since though nowadays it appears more often in scholarly rather than popular editions.

Offer valid only once per customer. These individuals are from different backgrounds. Bagh-o-bahar is also part of the great international folktale and fairy-tale and romance ocean that includes on the high end the Arabian Nightsthe Kathasaritsagarathe Decameronand countless other such texts, and on the low end the ever-spreading and intermingling waves of oral storytelling and folk narrative that provide them with raw material.