Intikhab-e-Kalam: Mir Anis

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This book contains a selection from the marsias (elegiac epics) of Mir Anis, hailed as the greatest exponent of this form, as well as one of the greatest poets of the Urdu language. The theme is the Tragedy of Karbala (AD 680) and Mir Anis has presented his elegies in long narrative poems with descriptions of the battleground, single combats, and the death of the protagonist followed by lamentation. The marasi are also noted for being pure in their diction and exemplary in their idiom. All British historians of Urdu literature are united in according him a very high stature in Urdu literature.