SELECTIONS
FROM THE 
KULLIYAT OR COMPLETE WORKS
OF 
MIRZA RAFI-OOS-SAUDA,
BEING 
THE PARTS APPOINTED FOR THE HIGH PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION IN OORDOO
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LITERALLY TRANSLATED BY 
MAJOR HENRY COURT,
CAPTAIN, GENERAL LIST, BENGAL CAVALRY 
OFFICIATING PERSONAL INTERPRETER TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, INDIA, 
AND TRANSLATOR OF THE "ARAISH-I-MAHFIL" AND "NUSR-I-BE-NAZEER." 
Simla: Printed by J. Elston, "Station Press"
1872
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*FWP's introduction, 2007*
*Translator's introduction, 1872*
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*(1) A masnawi satirizing Muhammad Ghaus, the Physician*

*(2) A masnawi satirizing a Miser*

*(3) A masnawi in praise of Nawab Asuf-ood-Dowlah, and regarding his way of hunting*

*(4) A masnawi satirizing an Elephant*

*(5) A masnawi satirizing a Kotwal, or Chief Police Officer*

*(6) A masnawi satirizing Mirza Fidwi*
[*(6x) The same masnavi, with trans. and notes by FWP*]

*(7) A masnawi regarding the death of Mirza Faizo's Chippak*; *Urdu text *

*(8) A masnawi satirizing Mirza Fakhir Makeen*; *modern Urdu text*; *critical edition text*

*(9) A story regarding a sincere devotee and the circumstances of his returning when on the road to Mecca*; *Urdu text*

*(10) A funeral eulogium on Imam Kasim, the son of Imam Husain, on whom may God be merciful*, a marsiyah probably by Miskin; no Urdu text is provided for it

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*(11x) A mukhammas on the desolation of Shahjahanabad*, with trans. and notes by FWP

*(12x) A qasidah in praise of Navab 'Imad ul-Mulk*, with trans. and notes by FWP

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*Henry Court's translation of the Araish-e Mahfil*
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*Aab-e hayaat (1880) on Sauda***

*Chapter 2 of Three Mughal Poets: Mir Sauda, Mir Hasan*, by Ralph Russell and Khurshidul Islam (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1968; presented here through Ralph Russell's generous permission)

*"A Shahr-ashob of Sauda," translated by Mark Pegors: *JSAL, 1990*

*"The Satires of Sauda (1706-1781)"* (Sept. 2010), by Shamsur Rahman Faruqi

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