The Best of Faiz

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Item Code: IDH506
Author: Shiv Kumar
Publisher: UBS Publishers Distributors Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 2003
ISBN: 8174763309
Pages: 200
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5" X 5.5"
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Book Description
From the Back of the Book

Writing poetry is the highest expression of creativity, but translating it from one language to another and sustaining the same flair is a very tough task that Prof. Shiv Kumar has accomplished remarkably.

I.K. Gujral, Former Prime Minister of India

The most outstanding and definitive of all the translations that have appeared so far…… here is a book for all lovers of poetry to read, enjoy the preserve.

The Hindustan Times

What Edward Fitzgerald is to Omar Khayyam, Shiv Kumar is to Faiz Ahmed Faiz…..

The Siasat

Kumar offers fresh insights into Faiz's work….a distinctive contribution to Faiz Studies…. A painstaking labour of love.

The Deccan Chronicle

What makes Shiv Kumar work must commendable is the understanding and felicity which he imparts…

The Asian Age

It would be welcomed by anyone interested in the poetry of the Indian subcontinent

Indian Review of Books

An outstanding work of creative translation par excellence.

Mughni Tubassam, Editor, Shero Hikmat

If Shiv Kumar excels all other translators of Faiz, its because he is himself an outstanding poet.

Zehne Jadid


Preface vii
In Memory of Faiz Ahmed Faiz xiii
Translator's Note xv
The melody of night 2
Three scenes 4
Losing both worlds 6
Reflections 8
Quatrains 10
To my love 12
Given Away to Sorrow and Despair 14
Tonight 16
A Scene 18
My Friend 20
Ask me not for that old fervour 22
To my rival 24
Loneliness 28
I've Tried Camouflaging My Love's Secret 30
Again, I Am a Rival of Spring 32
A Few Days More, My Love 34
Dogs 36
Speak Up 38
Poesy's Domain 40
We People 44
Highway 46
Quatrains 48
Hold On, Restless Heart 50
My Friend, My Mate 52
The Morning of Freedom, August 1947 56
Pen and Paper 60
Neither Have You Come 62
When the Scars of Memory Begin to Heal 64
The evening star has Burnt Out 66
Two Loves 68
Dedicated to Your Alleyways 72
In my Heart Now Well Up 76
It's the Same Word of Passion 78
Let There by some Clouds 82
Prison: One Evening 84
Remembrance 86
Zindan Nama
Ask me not about the Evening of Parting 88
Rendezvous 90
Quatrains 94
Lending Colour to the Flowers 96
Quatrains 98
Casement 100
Pain Will Creep in Soft-footed 102
Quatrains 106
Some Lover to His Beloved 108
Ever since I've been Waiting for you 110
Quatrain 112
Evening 114
Quatrain 116
When will pain Cease 118
The Patient Breathless 120
End of the Rain of Stones 122
Where Will You Go 124
In Your Ocean Eyes 126
The Colour of the Moment 128
Stay With Me 130
Quatrains 132
Sar-e Vadi's Sina
Look at the City from Here 134
Black out 136
Let me think 138
Heart Attack 142
Quatrain 144
Somewhere Near the Pillow 146
When the Heart's Bad Blood 148
A Wish 150
Anniversary 152
Sham-e Shaihr-e Yaran
Day and Night 154
All that you Ever said to Me 156
If pain could Speak 158
Wash the Blood Off Your Feet 160
Evening, Be Gracious 162
Some Love, Some Work 166
Mere Dil Mere Musafir
My Heart, My Fellow Traveller 168
Today Again is Imagination Seeking a Word 170
All the Flowers Have Withered Away 172
Some Lover to his Beloved 174
We poets 176
This is the Moment to Mourn time 178
We are committed to Loyalty 182
Paris 184
What shall we Do 186
Quatrains 188
Love's Prisoners 190
What's to be done, you tell 192
No body Around Tonight 196
It seems At this moment 198
Thoughts of Turkish Poet Nazim Hikmat 200
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