MIRZA GHALIB AND THE MIRS OF GUJARAT (PB)

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Author: Imam
Publisher: Rupa Publications India(2-Feb-06)
Edition: 2-Feb-06
ISBN-13: 9788129109415
Publishing year: Rupa Publications India
No of pages: 260 Pages
Weight: 930g
Language: English
Book binding: Paperback

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A social scientist, specialization in Human Relations and Industrial Communications, Mir Jaffar Imam has occupied senior executive positions in national and multinational firms and is on the board of several companies. Extensively travelled, his professional roots are deeply entrenched in the corporate world. An Industrial consultant by profession, he has a passion for Urdu and English literature, besides a keen interest in art and poetry. A person deeply influenced by Sufism, he hails from the ruling family of Kamadhia, an erstwhile state in Gujarat and is a scion of H.H. Nawab Mir Jafur Alee Khan of Surat, Mirza Ghalib and the Mirs of Gujarat is his first book. At present he has embarked on a new project-a novel set in the Sultanate period. He lives in Mumbai.

The book deals with Mirza Ghalib's association with his students and patrons like Mir Gulam Baba Khan, Dad Khan Syyah, Mir Ibrahim Ali Khan, Mir Alam Ali and Mir Hakim Modudi - all from Gujarat. His tryst with the Mir family resulted in Gujarat giving birth to excellent poets like "Wafa", "Mayal", "Fida" and "Sayyah". The book has some rare photographs and lithographs of the Mir family members, their palaces and their mausoleums.