Mirza Ghalib Poetry


Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib was an esteemed Urdu and Persian poet during India's Mughal Empire. Known by his pseudonym "Mirza Ghalib," he remains one of the most acclaimed classical poets from both languages. Born December 27, 1797, in Agra, India - Ghalib died February 15, 1869, and his poetry continues to be recognized in Delhi, India, for its intricate language, deep themes, and timeless appeal.

Ghalib's poetry explores loss, love, mysticism, philosophy, and difficulties - often using deep emotions, humor, and philosophical depth to narrate it all. While famous for his ghazals, he excelled at other forms of poetry, such as sonnets. For an example of Ghalib's work (in Roman Urdu), please refer to this page:

Ghalib's poems often explored human emotions and the struggle between self and the outside world by drawing analogies between complex philosophical ideas and accessible prose, making him one of the greatest poets ever to write poetry. His exceptional language skills allowed him to convey these complex thoughts - making Ghalib one of literature's premier poets.