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Baagh o bahar by Mir Amman. Identifier BaghOBaharPdfUnicode. Identifier-ark ark://t7wm6dv4c. Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi Read Bagh-O Bahar (Urdu Edition) book reviews & author details and more at Mir Amman () was an employee of Fort William College at Calcutta. Kissa char darvesh(bagh-o-bahar) written by Mir Aman book was prepared as a standard textbook of Urdu with the inspiration of the Fort William.

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In the translation that we study here, many parts of the translation, and many of the notes, are originally Smith’s, yet now they all appear smoothly assimilated into Forbes’s own work, with for the most part only Forbes’s name on them.

John Borthwick Gilchrist, a famous English scholar of literature of those days. Mir Amman also inaccurately implies that he himself worked directly from this Persian text. It’s an account that’s very convenient to Mir Amman’s British colonial sponsors, and one that is unfortunately maman all too current. Everything I’ve said bagu amounts to a revisiting and pulling-together of things I’ve been working on for years.

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It is delightful reading. In a passage that would surely tease and torment present-day historians, Mir Amman commented: No one dare tease or wrong another; the tiger and the goat drink at the same fountain. For a well-documented and extremely interesting refutation of Mir Amman’s claims, see Bag One, pp.


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Once I found that version, the possibilities began to germinate in my mind, and one thing led to another, and I couldn’t possibly resist. In the history of qissah literature and other early Bagg prose in the North, both Nau tarz-e murassa’ and Bagh-o-bahar loom large; and for the study of Urdu in the twentieth century, ‘Abdul Haq himself is a towering figure.

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So many kinds of interest converge in Bagh-o-bahar that I’ll have trouble restraining myself; but I’ll try to be brief, and to provide links to further information elsewhere.

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If you’re interested in such comparisons, check them out in the Aarne-Thompson index. I’ve compared Smith’s original notes with Forbes’s later versions It has been published in abridged editions and translated into many languages, including English, Hindi, Gujarati, French and Punjabi.

Westview Press,p. This Bagh-o-bahar project is turning out to be even more complex, and more multivalently useful, than I expected it to be.

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These traditional tales, intended as readers for language students, were largely restricted to a simple style– a style which at its best was udu, clear, and unpretentious, and at jrdu worst could be flat, monotonous, and childish. Yet they meet, chat and share their experiences without fear or inhibition. Patience and forbearance has its rewards.


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Mir Amman is also held responsible for spreading the erroneous belief that some consider being true even today: See examples and a tutorial.

In view of his own literary and historical influence, this choice of his text makes a good deal of sense. Deeply engrossed in classical Urdu literature with a perfect eye for grammar, prosody and rhetoric, Suhail Abbas was just the right fellow for the job.

Duncan Forbes was a scholar of remarkable versatility and range– and astonishingly prolific as well. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I happened to have that same Forbes edition in my own collection; and when I started tracking down more information about Forbes and his work, his debts to Smith began to emerge very clearly, and I realized that this project could and should have a number of layers:

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