INDEX TO GHAZALS WITH COMMENTARY

A great shi'r to begin with: {6,2}, or {49,3}, or maybe the slightly more complex {17,8}, or {64,12}, or {66,2}. or the surprisingly brusque and arrogant {69,7}. And don't forget the grimly magnificent {121,2}, the brilliantly multivalent {144,7}, the paradoxical {178,3}, the elegantly witty {220,1}, the indecipherably moody {429,7}, the morbidly funny {669,2}, the subtle {700,11}, the romantically fatalistic {1224,4}, the real-estate-advising {1226,5}, the endlessly generative {1419,1}, the gallant {1712,5}, the extremely funny {1723,6}. If you're interested in theoretical discussion, you could also take a look at {869,5}, or consider the relative easiness of life and death in {396,9}, or plumb the multivalent depth of the ocean of existence in {904,13} or {1469,3}. And in the whole of Ghalib, you'll never find a Blakean vision like {1688,4}.

Great whole ghazals to begin with: {7} (complete, and with translation anthology), the remarkably imaginative {11}, and the astonishing *{256}. There's also the radically mystical and/or atheistic set of five verses that start with {307,1}.

Ghazals with the whole text provided (because SRF has chosen half or more of their verses) are in large type; those with commentary on all verses are in bold and are also marked with an asterisk. Please note: if you have no background in the ghazal world, you might want to start by taking a look at the *Ghalib* website, which is much more user-friendly and provides a great deal of hyperlinked explanatory material. Counterpart material on the Mir website, though it usually exists, is not so conveniently hyperlinked, and assumes a certain amount of prior knowledge.

PROGRESS REPORT: I'm up to the chho;Tii he ghazals now (vol. 3 of SSA)

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{02}, {03}, {06}, *{07}, {11}, {12}, {14}, {15}, {17}, {19}, {20}, {21}; {23}, {24}, {25}, {26}, {28}, {29}, {31}, {36}, {37}, {39}, {40}, {42}, {43}, {45}, {46}, {48}, {49},*{52}, {54}, {58}, {60}, {64}, {65}, {66}, {68}, {69}, {70}, {71}, {74}, {75}, {76}, {78}, {80}, {84}, {85}, {88}, {89}, {95}, {96}, {97}, {99}, {100}, {101}, {102}, {103}, {104}, {106}, {107}, {108}, {109}, {111}, {114}, {115}, {120}, {121}, {122}, {124}, {126}, {128}, {129}, {138}, {139}, {141}, {144}

{667}, {668}, {669}, {673}, {684}, {686}, {689}, {693}, {694}, {695}, {696}, {700}, {705}, {710}, {711}, {721}, {722}, {724}, {729}, {731}, {733}, {734}, {736}, {738}, {740}, {741}, {743}, {745}, {748}, {757}, {759}, {760}, {762}, {764}
{1056}, {1058}, {1059}, {1067}, {1076}, {1078}, {1079}, {1080}, {1088}, {1091}, {1094}, {1098}, {1101}, {1102}, {1103}
{1312}, {1313}, {1314}, {1317}, {1318}, {1319}, {1320}, {1323}, {1325}, {1327}, {1328}, {1330}, {1333}, {1336}, {1337}, {1341}, {1342}, {1350}
{1536}, {1537}, {1542}, {1545}, {1548}, {1554}, {1567}

{1785}, {1791}, {1794}, {1799}, {1800}, *{1806}, {1807} ~~ {1807x}

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{0174}, {0178}
{770}, {774}, {777}
{1109}
*{1352}, {1354}, {1357}
{1574}, {1577}, {1578}, {1579}
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{183}, {185}, {186}
{785}
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{1582}, {1584}, {1586}
{1815}, {1818}
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{1120}
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j
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{1589}, {1590}
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ch
{190}
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{1370}, {1373}
;h
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{1597}, {1598}
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;x
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d
{201}, {203}
{799}
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;z
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r
{213}, {217}, {220}, {222}, {224}, {226}
{802}, {813}, {817}
{1135}, {1139}
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;R
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z
{233}
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{1624}, *{1626}, {1627}
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s
{236}, {236x}
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sh
{239}
{826}
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.z
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:t
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:z
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f
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q
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{837}
{1417}, {1419}
{1658}, {1659}
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k
{254}, {255}, *{256}
{844}
{1420}, {1421}
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g
{263}
{847}
{1161}, {1162}
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l
{265}, {266}, {267}, {268}
{851}, {853}
{1163}, {1164}
m
{276}, {277}, {283}
{859}, {860}, {861}, {863}
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{1437}
{1679}, {1681}, {1683}
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n
{290}, {291}, {292}, {293}, {296}, {297}, {299}, {302}, {307}, {309}, {313}, {314}, {318}, {320}, {321}, {322}, {324}, {328}, {330}, {336}, {342}, {343}, {344}, {346}, {350}, {352}, {354}, {365}, {366}, {371}, {375}

{866}, {867}, {869}, {870}, {874}, {875}, {877}, {885}, {887}, {892}, {896}, {897}, {904}, {907}

{1174}, {1176}, {1177}, {1185}, {1193}, {1198}, {1200}, {1201}, {1202}, {1205}, {1206}, {1213}, {1214}, {1215}

{1444}, {1446}, {1449}, {1450}, {1457}, {1459}, {1460}, {1463}
{1688}, {1700}
v
{377}, {378}, {380}, {381}, {383}, {386}, {387}, {388}, {389}, {396}, {398}, {401}, {408}
{909}, {910}, {919}, {920}, {921}, {922}, {923}, {930}, {931}, {932}
{1219}, {1221}, {1223}, {1224}, {1226}, {1230}, {1231}, {1232}, {1236}, {1237}, {1239}
{1469}, {1471}, {1477}, *{1480}
{1706}, {1712}, {1714}
h
{420}, {421}, {423}, {428}, {429}
{937}, {938}, {944}, {946}
{1243}, {1247}
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{1719}, {1722}, {1723}
{1871}, {1873}
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