Song of a Reformed Headhunter
a poet's journal: notes, drafts and reactions
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
History of the Ghazal
An informative and immensely readable
history of the ghazal
, from its beginning in Arabic poetry to its spread to Spain, Africa, Persia and the Indian sub-continent, written by David Jalajel. Niranjan Sarker follows it up by examining the
"Ghazal as a Form of Urdu Poetry in the Asian Subcontinent."
The essay concludes with a short clip of Waseem Barelvi reciting a ghazal in a 'mushaira' (poetry meet).
Jee Leong Koh
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