Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Paintings > Mughal > Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
Displaying 1 of 104         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib

Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib

Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib

Availability:
Sold Out
Specifications:

Watercolor on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj

8.5 inches X 12.0 inches
Item Code:
MI71
Price:
$425.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 10249 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
This formal portrait of Ustad Asadullah Khan better known as Mirza Ghalib, one of the most outstanding world poets writing in Urdu and Persian, is an important document of history, besides a significant work of art, as it preserves Ghalib's real likeness. Ghalib, who lived from 1797 to 1869 across utter poverty to as much glory perceiving all the best of God's creation and the cruelest of man, mass massacres, pools of blood, during 1857 revolt of Indian masses against the foreign rule, is an all time legend. He had begun writing at the age of nine. In early days of his career he was hand-to-mouth, but despite, he was a lavish host, lively company and a great human being. Besides poetry writing he was as much fond of gambling.

He was once charged and arrested for gambling but with his poetic talent recognised he was not only released but also invited to the Shahi Musahara. His debut secured for him in the Mughal court a permanent place and the friendship of the Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last of Mughals and himself a poet great calibre. Ghalib soon rose to various positions, first to the Ustad to the heir apparent Fakhr-ud-din and then to that of the Emperor himself. After people's revolt failed, Ghalib was once again in hot waters. Many of his friends and colleagues, charged for treason against British rule, were executed. Ghalib was somehow spared but only to pass the rest of his life in despair and with a broken heart.

This portrait represents the later phase of Ghalib's life when he was at the pinnacle of his success. His lavish carpet, huge bolster, 'huqqa', house and richly embroidered gown speak of his courtly grandeur. A pair of books beside him define his poetic talent. The Red Fort Museum, New Delhi has in its collection a portrait of Ghalib rendered in circa 1855, that is, during his life time. This portrait depicts an exactly similar Ghalib, the same likeness, posture and setting. The two portraits are exact consonant of each other. The portrayal is formal, but with its realistic approach it captures on canvas Ghalib's mood and his simplicity amidst his rich provisions.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of ancient Indian literature. Dr Daljeet is the chief curator of the Visual Arts Gallery at the National Museum of India, New Delhi. They have both collaborated on numerous books on Indian art and culture.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Ghalib: Vol. 2 (Audio CD)
Somesh Kumar
Times Music (2005)
Duration: 1 hrs.
Item Code: IZA292
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mirza Ghalib (DVD)
Sohrab Modi
Nupur Video Home Entertainment(2011)
Item Code: IZZ601
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Evergreen Hits of Suraiya  (Set of Two Audio CDs)
Suraiya
Saregama (2008)
Item Code: ICR135
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Magic of Talat Mahmood (Silken Melodies): Set of Two Audio CDs
Saregama (2005)
Item Code: ICA088
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tum Ko Dekha To…Unforgettable Ghazals by Jagjit Singh (Audio CD)
Jagjit Singh
Saregama (2002)
Item Code: ICC042
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Very Best of Abida (Audio CD)
Times Music (2009)
Item Code: ICV086
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ghazal Masterpieces (Set of 2 Audio CDs)
Times Music (2010)
Item Code: ICY012
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ghalib : GHALIB IN TRANSLATION
Item Code: IDG587
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ghazals of Ghalib
by Aijaz Ahmad
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAF317
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mirza Ghalib: 100 Famous Ghazals (Text, Transliteration and Translation)
by Dr. Sarvat Rahman
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: NAC331
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ghalib: A Hundred Moods
Item Code: NAJ716
$70.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
DIWAN-E Ghalib (Writing, Text, Transliteration & Translation)
by SARVAT RAHMAN
Hardcover (Edition: 2003)
GHALIB INSTITUTE
Item Code: IDG191
$60.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Persian Ghazals of GHALIB
by Yusuf Husain
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
GHALIB INSTITUTE
Item Code: IDG250
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Nice website..has a collection of rare books.
Srikanth
Beautiful products nicely presented and easy to use website
Amanda, UK.
I received my order, very very beautiful products. I hope to buy something more. Thank you!
Gulnora, Uzbekistan
Thank you very much for the courtesy you showed me for the time I buy my books. The last book is a good book. İt is important in terms of recognizing fine art of İndia.
Suzan, Turkey
Thank You very much Sir. I really like the saree and the blouse fit perfeact. Thank You again.
Sulbha, USA
I have received the parcel yesterday and the shiv-linga idol is sooo beautiful and u have exceeded my expectations...
Guruprasad, Bangalore
Yesterday I received my lost and through you again found order. Very quickly I must say !. Thank you and thank you again for your service. I am very happy with this double CD of Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan. I thought it was lost forever and now I can add it to my CD collection. I hope in the near future to buy again at your online shop. You have wonderful items to offer !
Joke van der Baars, the Netherlands
I recently ordered a hand embroidered stole. It was expensive and I was slightly worried about ordering it on line. It has arrived and is magnificent. I couldn't be happier, I will treasure this stole for ever. Thank you.
Jackie
Today Lord SIVA arrived well in Munich. Thank you for the save packing. Everything fine. Hari Om
Hermann, Munchen
Thank you very much for keeping such an exotic collection of Books. Keep going strong Exotic India!!!
Shweta, Germany
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India