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About the Book For decades, Urdu ghazals have been an integral part of Indian films. Owing to their rhythm and soulful diction, they have been instrumental in rendering various popular ghazals to enchant the audience. Indian film industry has featured hundreds of such ghazals penned by a number of established... Read More
For decades, Urdu ghazals have been an integral part of Indian films. Owing to their rhythm and soulful diction, they have been instrumental in rendering various popular ghazals to
enchant the audience. Indian film industry has featured hundreds of such ghazals penned by a number of established Urdu poets including but not limited to Mirza Ghalib, Jan Nisar Akhtar,
Kaifi Azmi, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Shahryar, Javed Akhtar, Sahir Ludhiyanvi, and Shakeel Badayuni.
This book is a collection of 100 such ghazals which have been sung by different talented voices. Along with the original text of the ghazals, there are their transcreation in English rhyme
and QR codes which enable the readers to access videos of musical renditions of these ghazals. This is a unique book which would provide readers a delightful, immersive and enlightening experience.
Industrialist, investor and social entrepreneur Sanjiv Saraf juggles many roles, but his passion for Urdu poetry is what is closest to his heart. He set up Rekhta Foundation—which hosts the world’s
largest and most popular resource for Urdu language and literature—apart from doing extensive work for preservation of texts and propagation of the language among youth through festivals and events.
An alumnus of the Scindia School (1975) and a graduate from IIT Kharagpur (1980), Sanjiv was involved in business and industry for over thirty years during which he founded Polyplex Corpn. Ltd., an
Indian multinational, Manupatra, India’s leading legal database, and other ventures in the green energy space. Thereafter, he turned his energies towards Urdu literature and is now fully involved in
what he considers ‘the most satisfying work of my life, so far’.
Sanjiv is a recipient of several awards and honours, including the distinguished Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.) degree by Maulana Azad National Urdu University Hyderabad in 2016, the National Sir
Syed Excellence Award 2018 by Aligarh Muslim University for his contribution to the cause of preserving and promoting Urdu and the Madhav Award as an Old Boy of Eminence for the year 2020 by the
Scindia School for his outstanding work through Rekhta Foundation.