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The Last Bird From The Golden Age Of Ghazals

 

Music crosses borders of nations and oceans and reaches hearts of human beings in strange lands. God stands just behind those who sing, so close, that we will wonder who actually sings. Ghazals are Nature's wonderful creations in which the purest of passions, emotions and feelings are stored up so that grief-stricken human soul in loneliness can seek solace in it at any time as if it is in the presence of God. It is His ardence, affection and benediction, once in a lifetime, that flows through ghazals.

Ghazals originated in pre-Islamic Arabia, developed in Medieval Africa, Spain, Persia, Turkistan, Afghanistan, Hindustan and Russia and ended in Europe. They existed in this world for more than 1500 years. Since the diluting of their form, meter and rhyme by modern day poets, they are no longer going to remain, making the already created ones endearing. Great singers like present day Salman Alvi and Habib Wali Muhammad but continue to sing old ghazals and keep the interest in them alive. This is the story of ghazals and a musical maestro who keeps alive the world's interest in ghazals.

Kindle eBook LIVE (US$): $1.19 ASIN: B07CR1VMDF
Length: 34 Pages Kindle Price (US$): $1.13 (INR): Rs. 80.00
Publication Date: April 29, 2018
Publisher’s Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CR1VMDF  

Copyright © P. S. Remesh Chandran 2018

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The story of ghazals through ages. First published in August 2013.

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Author: P. S. Remesh Chandran
Editor of Sahyadri Books & Bloom Books, Trivandrum. Author of several books in English and in Malayalam. Lives in Trivandrum, in Kerala. Father British Council trained English teacher and Mother University educated. Matriculation with distinction and Pre Degree Studies with National Merit Scholarship. Discontinued Diploma studies in Electronics and entered politics. Unmarried and single.
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