Baagh o bahar by Mir Amman. Identifier BaghOBaharPdfUnicode. Identifier-ark ark://t7wm6dv4c. Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Bagh-o Bahar (Qisa Chahar Darwesh) by Mir Aman Dehlvi Nikah o Talaq Aur Hamari Zimedariyan by Mufti Muhammad ZakirIn “Ikhlaqiat”. BAGH-O-BAHAR or. Tales of the Four MIR AMMAN OF DIHLI, by. DUNCAN ( another famous Fort William story, in Hindi, Urdu, and English). ~~~~~~~~~~~.

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In his famous history of Lucknow composed c. Not only is he a thoroughly capable researcher, but he’s also a landmark in his own right: There is no misunderstanding of each other’s position.

After being called into existence by British fiat, for some decades these early printed qissah texts excited no special interest, and remained white elephants of a sort. In fact, Mir Amman eulogised the contemporary governor-general, Warren Hastings, and his “ingenious” administration.

The book brings out the details of an unusual encounter of four wandering dervishes, three princes, an affluent merchant, and several other characters. Personal tools Log in. Listen to what the prince of Neemroz had to say: If you’re learning Urdu, here’s an excellent practice reading: In the history of qissah literature and other early Urdu prose in the North, both Nau tarz-e murassa’ and Bagh-o-bahar loom large; and for the study of Urdu in the twentieth century, ‘Abdul Haq himself is a towering figure.

I’d like to take more of a look at him in the future.

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There aren’t too many of these, for in fact Forbes uses almost all Smith’s notes, though often in substantially reworked forms. And third, they aim to help the learner acquire a good understanding of Urdu: Second, they illustrate the attitudes and values of their British colonial time and place, sometimes enjoyably and sometimes quite unpleasantly. Traces of this process can be seen in the three introductions reproduced on this site. And that too in a language that is almost entirely comprehensible even today.


This page was last modified on 4 Novemberat Patience and forbearance has its rewards. Other than inserting the [S: Bagh-o-bahar ya’ni qissah-e chahar darveshedited, with an introduction and a glossary, by Maulvi ‘Abdul Haq Delhi: Mir Amman concludes with the following prayer: See examples and a tutorial. In that work, the text I was chiefly studying was the dastan par excellence in Urdu: Remarkably, Fort William also first published the monumental Urdu ghazal kulliyat of Mir, but that’s another whole story.

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

Urdu represents, though so few in our country are prepared to concede it, the values and traditions of a truly composite and syncretic culture. For a well-documented and extremely interesting refutation of Mir Amman’s claims, see Chapter One, pp.

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.

It was generally believed that when Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia fell ill, his disciple Ameer Khusrau used to narrate the story of four dervishes to help soothe his pains. He also published an edition of Haidari’s Tota kahanianother Fort William qissah text. And those who insist on Urdu being a “foreign language” may learn a lesson or two from the tales of four dervishes.

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In a passage that would surely tease and torment present-day historians, Mir Amman commented: These traditional tales, intended as readers for language students, were largely restricted to a simple style– a style which at its bahqr was lively, clear, and unpretentious, and at its worst could be flat, monotonous, and childish. Azad Bakht, the ajan, has a son, his heir-apparent. Those whose image of Urdu literature is built on filmi songs and gajals as against ghazals will do well to turn to this slim volume, ably edited and translated by Mohammed Zakir of the Jamia Millia Islamia, to get a feel of the development of Urdu prose.


This page has been accessed 1, times. Somebody once actually insisted to me that he had also invented the sari.

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Written by Mir Amman in in the spoken language of the day, the book, a dastan, or tale, was in essence way ahead of the bahag of its time that favoured a classical and ornate style of prose. What I did do was to restore most of the comments by Smith that Forbes had omitted entirely; these appear in the notes within square brackets under the rubric ‘[S: 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: These individuals are from different backgrounds.

It is a fine specimen of early Urdu prose, rich in texture, brilliant in conception and realistic in portraying human emotions.

What a juicy and complicated little treat I have here for bayar you variously interested readers! In short, when it comes to matters of literary history– including his own– Mir Amman is not a reliable narrator. This is a collection of articles archived for the excellence of their content.

This latter process isn’t really anything underhanded, since Forbes acknowledges quite explicitly especially in the edition what he’s doing; but it’s certainly a kind bahr radical assimilation or even consumption like a cobra steadily digesting a rabbit that’s close to the limit, it seems to me, of how scholars may ethically treat each other’s work.

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