Ghalib and Indo-Persian Poetics

FACULTY: Mr. Afzal Ahmed Syed
PRE REQUISITE: Working knowledge of Urdu.
DAYS: Wednesday, Friday* (In Ramzan, Friday classes will be held on Saturday)
TIMINGS: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the Urdu poetry of Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib (1797-1869) and the influence of Sabak-e-Hindi, Indo-Persian poetics, on his themes and metaphors. The course will focus on intensive reading and analysis of his Urdu ghazals in order to discover patterns of intertextuality in their content and treatment. The course will enhance the Urdu language skills of the students and deepen their understanding of ghazal in general and the complex phenomenon of Ghalib’s poetry in particular. The students will also be introduced to the major poets of the Indo-Persian style. The class will meet twice a week for two hours.

Who can attend:

  • Habib University Students
  • Habib University Employees
  • Regular full-time students enrolled in an Undergraduate or Master’s Program at any recognized University of Pakistan or aboard
  • Open for all including High School Students, University Students, Professionals, Self-employed people and other life-long learners