The poems of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, one of the most important Urdu poets in India and in Pakistan. The book focuses on the poet's four collections, which represent not only some of FAiz's finest work but also the best in contemporary Urdu writing. The Urdu texts appears here in easy-to-read calligraphed script with two translations, a 'literary' one that captures the essential qualities of Faiz's delicately suggestive peotry; and a 'literal' one--a scholarly transliteration into roman script with diacritics--which is faithful to the text almost word for word. Students and teachers will find Kiernan's book an extremely useful basic textbook for the teaching and the study of the Urdu language.
About the Author:
V.G. KIERNAN is Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh, U.K.