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Reading Ghalib with Frances Pritchett

Twelve Gates Arts is honored to host a discussion on the poetry of Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib (1797-1869) with Dr. Frances Pritchett. Frances Pritchett is Professor of Modern Indic Languages in the Department of MESAAS (Middle East, South Asian, and African Studies) at Columbia University. She is currently working on a commentary on the entire collection of Urdu poetry of Mirza Asadullah Khan. This work-in-progress is available online as 'A Desertful of Roses: the Urdu Ghazals of Mirza Asadullah Khan .Ghalib"', a site that has become the go-to place for scholarly reference. 

This event is part of The University of Pennsylvania Startalk Urdu Program's post-program workshops for Startalk alumni, and open to the general public interested in poetry, and in particular Urdu poetry of Ghalib. 

Please look at the ghazal proposed by Dr. Pritchett at the following link. She chose this ghazal "...because the radif ('refrain') is 'rose', which is one of the ultimate ghazal archetypes."

RSVP is required due to limited seating. Refreshments will be served.