Dating the ghazals of the ‘traditional divan’

This chart is based largely on the work of Kalidas Gupta Raza (who in turn relies on the work of Arshi), and especially on Raza’s definitive 1995 divan edition. For comparison, here’s a timeline of Ghalib’s life. On published and published ghazals, see {155,3}.

1812 {088}
1813-1816nus;xah-e bhopaal [available *on this site*] {001}, {002}, {005}, {008}, {012}, {015}, {023}, {024}, {025}, {028}, {033}, {037}, {039}, {041}, {044}, {045}, {047}, {050}, {053}, {054}, {063}, {064}, {065}, {067}, {069}, {073}, {074}, {075}, {076}, {079}, {081}, {082}, {084}, {093}, {094}, {096}, {103}, {104}, {105}, {109}, {113}, {117}, {128}, {142}, {143}, {145}, {146}, {147}, {149}, {155}, {156}, {165}, {166}, {171}, {172}, {184}, {185}, {187}, {188}, {192}, {194}, {195}, {197}, {199}, {200}, {203}, {206}, {211}, {212}, {213}, {217}, {220}, {221}, {222}, {223}, {224}, {225}, {226}, {227}, {229}, {230}
1817-1821 — marginalia from the nus;xah-e bhopaal — and the nus;xah-e ;hamiidiyah  [available *on this site*] {003}, {004}, {006}, {009}, {011}, {016}, {017}, {018}, {027}, {029}, {034}, {035}, {038}, {040}, {042}, {056}, {057}, {058}, {061}, {068}, {071}, {072}, {077}, {078}, {090}, {092}, {108}, {116}, {119}, {130}, {131}, {132}, {133}, {136}, {137}, {138}, {139}, {140}, {141}, {148}, {152}, {164}, {167}, {168}, {170}, {175}, {182}, {186}, {189}, {190}, {210}, {214}, {228}, {233}
1822-1826nus;xah-e sheraanii [available *on this site*] and other ghazals after 1821 {007}, {013}, {019}, {048}, {049}, {051}, {080}, {085}, {129}, {153}, {154}, {193}, {205}
1826 — ghazals that can be dated specifically to this year {095}, {112}, {114}, {176}, {196}, {202}
1827-1828 — nus;xah-e sheraanii marginalia and gul-e ra((naa [here are its *Urdu ghazals*] and ghazals after 1826 {010}, {021}, {087}, {100}, {101}, {123}, {157},  {169}, {183}
1828-1833nus;xah-e raampuur and other ghazals {052}, {055}, {060}, {083}, {089}, {106}, {122}, {127}, {135}, {144}, {158}, {173}
1834-1847 — the 1841 and 1847 printed diivaan volumes, and manuscript sources, for the following four groups: [The 1841 divan is available here.]
        1835 {150}
        1838 {121}
        after 1838 {134}, {198}, {207}
        1847 {086}, {091}, {097}, {098}, {234}
1848-1852 — nus;xah-e laahor and other ghazals in the following five groups:
        after 1847 {020}, {030}, {031}, {032}, {036}, {043}, {059}, {124}, {151}, {159}, {160}, {161}, {162}, {174}, {177}, {178}, {179}, {215}
        1849 {099}
        1850 {110}
        1851 {163}, {231}
        1852 {014}, {062}, {066}, {102}, {111}, {191}, {204}, {232}
1853-1857 — nus;xah-e raampuur, 2nd edition, and other ghazals in the following four groups:
        1853 {115}, {120}, {125}, {180}, {201}, {208}, {209}, {219}
        1854 {022}, {026}, {126}
        1854-1855 {046}
        1855 {107}, {118}, {181}, {218}
1857-1862 — the 1861 and 1862 printed diivaan volumes, and other ghazals:
        1858-1862 {216}
        1862 {070}

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