Urdu poetry is a universe of lustrous pictures that presents in words of varying hue, a delicacy of thought, and depth of meaning. Every word, every simile and metaphor bears within itself a whole world of meaning, and thus is the virtue of a great language that represents a celebrated civilisation. This is the kind of poetry that can be rendered easily into English without hurting its poetic quality because it is free of the unnecessary ornamentation common to all Eastern poetry. Like most Indians of the current age, Idrak Bhatty too has been nurtured in both Eastern and Western cultures. The accent of these poems has its own distinctive identity; their rhythm and idiom reflecting contemporary awareness. The audio CD includes a selection of poignant ghazals recited by Tom Alter, Uday Chandra and Chandar Khanna.
Foreword by Qurat-ul-Ain Haider.
Illustrations by Pritam Bhatty.
With audio CD: Tom Alter, Uday Chandra and Chandar Khanna.
About the Author
Idrak Bhatty developed an early love for Urdu and was influenced by Majaaz, one of the greatest modern Urdu poets.
Pritam Bhatty is an artist who has had several solo and group shows in India and abroad. She lives and works in Nagpur.
Uday Chandra is a classical Hindustani singer and a veteran of films, television, and stage.
Chandar Khanna is an actor in films, television, and on stage and also produces and directs short feature films.
Tom Alter is a dear friend of Uday and Chandar and shaagird of Idrak Bhatty. All three received their diplomas in film acting, from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, in 1974.