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MIRZA GHALIB AND THE MIRS OF GUJARAT

by MIR JAFFAR IMAM

  1. ISBN: 9788129100573
  2. Pages: 288 pages
  3. Date: 2006

ABOUT THIS BOOK

The book deals with Mirza Ghalib’s association with his students and patrons like Mir Gulam Baba Khan, Dad Khan Syyah, Mir Ibrahim ALi Khan, Mir Alam Ali and Mir Hakim Modudi – all from Gujarat. His tryst with the Mir family resulted in Gujarat giving birth to excellent poets like “Wafa”, “Mayal”, “Fida”, and “Sayyah”. The book has some rare phtographs and lithographs of the Mir family members, their palaces and their mausoleums.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

A Social Scientist, specialising in Human Relations and Industrial Communications. Mir Jaffar Imam has occupied senior executive positions in national and multinational firms and on the board of several companies. Extensively travelled, his professional roots are deeply entrenched in the corporate world. An industrial consultant by profession, he has a passion for Urdu and English literature, besides a keen interest in art and poetry. A person deeply influenced by Sufism, he hails from the ruling family of Kamadhia, an erstwhile state in Gujarat and is a scion of H.H.Nawab Mir Jafur Ali Khan of Surat. “Mirza Ghalib and The Mirs of Gujarat” is his first book. At present he has embarked on a new project-a novel based in the Sultanate period. He lives in Mumbai.