Mir Taqi “Mir”: Autobiography (Persian) and Poems (Urdu)

  • Saleem Kidwai


Mir Taqi “Mir” (ca. 1723–1810) is generally considered the greatest Urdu poet. He is also an originator of much in Urdu literary tradition. It was during his time that Urdu replaced Persian as the more popular literary language.


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  1. 1.
    N. A. Faruqi, Mir ki Aapbiti: A Translation of Zikr-i-Mir into Urdu, with the Persian text (New Delhi: Anjuman Taraqqi-i-Urdu [Hind], 1996), 223–33.Google Scholar
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    All translations are from Z. A. Abbasi, ed., Kulliyat-i Mir, vol. 1 (Delhi: Taraqqi Urdu Bureau, 1983).Google Scholar

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