Iqbal Poet Of The East
ko kar buland itna, ke har taqdeer se pahle Khuda bande se khud pooche, bata
teri raza kia hai? Exalt your self thus, that before every twist of fate God
should say, “My creation, on your desire I wait. Allama Muhammad Iqbal
(1877-1938) is one of urdu's best regarded poets. From nationalist songs like
Sare jahan sey achcha Hindustan hamara to deep philosophical poems like 'Masjid
e Qurtuba', from popular ghazals to children's poems, Iqbal's poetry straddles
genres with ease, and places him high up on the urdu pantheon in the company of
greats like Ghalib and Mir. This book introduces Iqbal to a new generation.
Written in relatively contemporary language, it offers a temporal and
intellectual biography of Iqbal, alongside a translation of his poetry. Raza
Mir brings Iqbal to life not just as poet, but as one of foremost political
philosophers of South Asia.