Poetry of Bahadur Shah ‘Zafar’ ((Urdu Text+Roman & Hindi Transliteration+ English Poetic Translation))

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Item Code: IHL705
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Publisher: Star Publications
Language: (Urdu Text+Roman & Hindi Transliteration+ English Poetic Translation)
Edition: 2021
ISBN: 8176500690
Pages: 240
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.0 inch X 5.8 inch
Weight 540 gm
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Bahadur Shah ‘Zafar'
The Moghul emperor, who faced a lot of torture by British regime, and spent many years of his life in prisons, was a great poet of his times. He was influenced by Sauda, Meer and Insha, eminent poets of those times. His poetry depicts the agony and mental tortures he had to face in prisons.

'Zafar‘ wrote hundreds of thousands of Urdu verses, and it was not easy to make a selection and then translate into English also. Khwaja Tariq Mahmood deserves compliments for completing this job, and here is a selection of Zafar’s poetry in Urdu. Roman and Hindi text, as also poetic translation into English.

STAR feels pride to bring this collection for all those who appreciate and love Urdu poetry.

About the Translator:
Khwaja Tariq Mahmood, born in 1927 at Chakwal, graduated in engineering from the Punjab University in 1947. He was commissioned in January 1948 in Mechanical Engineering, Pakistan Army, and retired as brigadier in College, Quetta in 1956, and from Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, U.K. in 1960-61. He took his law degree in 1977 from the Punjab University and Master’s degree in International Relations in 1985 from University of Southern California, U.S.A.

Bahadur Shah ‘Zafar’
Abu Zafar Sirajuddin Bahadur Shah, the last emperor of Mughal period, who was tortured by the British regime in India, was born in 1775. He was the son of Akbar-II and grandson of the King Shah Alam, took reigns of the kingdom of India as heir to Akbar—II but was the King himself just for name sake. He spent major part of his life in prisons of the British emperor in India, and had a very tragic and painful life. He died in 1862, and that was also an end of the Mughal period in India.

‘Zafar’ had started his life under the influence of the great scholar, and in tradition of the literary environment during the kingdom of Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjahan, which had eminent great poets like Sauda, Meer and Insha in their courts. He had to face a great defeat to his kingdom from me British emperor and spent difficult times, particularly during the last days of his life. And his poetry can easily depict his agony and mental and physical tortures.

‘Zafar’ wrote hundreds and thousands of verses, which are published in a four- volumes. We have tried to include some representative poems (Ghazals) of this great poet, and that proves him as the third great poet of Urdu, after Ghalib and Momin.

These verses have been translated into English by Khwaja Tariq Mahmood, who has earlier done similar poetic translation into English of the poems of Ghalib, Iqbal, Faiz, Sahir Ludhianvi and Shakeel Budauni. As publishers we feel pride to present this collection to our readers.


I Am Ill 12-15
It Was Never 16-19
I Am No Eyes Light 20-23
What Longing 24-27
As Some One Lit 28-31
Beloveds Stature 32-35
Even Though 36-39
We Admire 40-43
I Am a Victim 44-47
What Did We Gain 48-51
Don’t You Lose52-55
With Such Finesse 56-59
How Can Drops 60-63
Who To Pick 64-67
Every One Is 68-71
We Didn’t Find 72-75
Hear With Friend 76-79
Many A Woe 80-83
What We Saw 84-87
My Heart 88-91
A Friend Only 92-95
Today And Tomorrow 96-99
Heart Of Nightingale 100-103
O Beloved 104-109
Predicament of Heart 108-111
What Sort Is 112-115
Seeing You 116-119
We Don’t Shed 120-123
The Twin Targets 124-127
Why Heart Should 128-131
So Beguiling 132-135
If With The Beloved 136-139
Ever Since We 140-143
World Did Not 144-147
Just See 148-151
Sigh Of Soul 152-155
We Did For 156-159
Our Planning 160-163
Someone Has Led 164-167
If My Age 168-171
Good Word 172-175
When Tears 176-179
We Go Our Way 180-183
Open Fealty 184-187
Either A Flower 188-191
We Quickly Put 192-195
There Are Other 196-199
To Meet The Beloved 200-203
O You Idols 204-409
Love Became 208-211
How Can A Tear 212-215
From The Friend 216-219
In Our Heart 220-223
Not Much Good 224-227
No Complaint 228-231
O Friends 232-235
Coming Into The World 236-239
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