This is a collection of GHazals of Mirza GHalib in pseudo-hypertext. Most of the stuff here has been taken from document on GHalib created by P.N. Prakash (whose e-mail address was Prakash@anlphy.phy.anl.gov but I have long since lost touch with him). Some GHazals have been sent to me by other people on the internet. In such cases I have included the name and e-mail address of the submitter in the GHazal.
This archive now has 49 GHazals. 37 of these GHazals are currently available as a part of the ITRANS Song Book and here is a Devnagri (postscript) version of them taken from the ITRANS SongBook. Or you can just take this ASCII version and download it to your computer. If you have some GHazal by GHalib which you don't see in here or any other stuff by GHalib that you would like to add to this archive, or any other comments or suggestions, please send us an e-mail.
Go to Abhay Avachat's Aashi'yaana for much more on Urdu poetry. You can also check out the archive of Hindi Movie Songs which currently has the lyrics of more than a seventeen hundred songs. You should definitely browse through these pages (created by various people on the internet) if you are interested in hindi film music.
Here are the GHazals in approximate alphabetic order (by first line). Click on the to get words of the corresponding GHazal. Before that, maybe you want to look at this note on pronounciation. If you have trouble with Urdu (like me) Dinesh Prabhu's Urdu Dictionary might be of some help. There is also a nice article about the definition of a ghazal that you might find interesting.
haiN aur bhee duniya meiN suKHanwar bohot achche
kehte haiN ki 'GHalib' ka hai andaaz-e-bayaaN aur
aa, ki meree jaan ko qaraar naheeN hai
aah ko chaahiye ik 'umr asar hone tak
'arz-e-niyaaz-e-ishq ke qaabil naheeN raha
baazeechaa-e-atfaal hai duniya mere aage
be-'eitadaaliyoN se, subuk sab meiN ham huve
bus ki dushwaar hai har kaam ka aasaaN hona
daayam paDa huaa tere dar par naheeN hooN maiN
dard minnat_kash-e-dawa na huaa
dekhna qismat ki aap apne pe rashk aajaaye hai
dhota hooN jab maiN peene ko us seem_tan ke paaNv
dil-e-naadaaN tujhe huaa kya hai ?
dil hee to hai na sang-o-KHisht dard se bhar na aaye kyoN ?
dil se teree nigaah jigar tak utar gayee
diyaa hai dil agar usko, bashar hai kya kahiye ?
fir kuchch is dil ko beqaraaree hai
fir mujhe deeda-e-tar yaad aaya
GHair leiN mehfil meiN bose jaam ke
ghar jab bana liya hai tere dar par kahe baGHair
hai bas ki har ik unke ishaare meiN nishaaN aur
hairaaN hooN dil ko ro'ooN ki peetooN jigar ko maiN ?
har ek baat pe kehte ho tum ke 'too kya hai' ?
hazaaroN KHwahishaiN 'eisee ke har KHwahish pe dam nikle
husn-e-mah, garche ba_haNgaam-e-kamaal achcha hai
ibn-e-mariyam huwa kare koee
ishq mujhko naheeN, wehshat hee sahee
jaur se baaz aaye par baaz aayaiN kya ?
jis bazm meiN too naaz se guftaar meiN aave
kabhee nekee bhee uske jee meiN gar aa jaaye hai mujhse
kisee ko de ke dil koee nawaa_sanj-e-fuGHaaN kyoN ho ?
koee din gar zindagaanee aur hai
koee ummeed bar naheeN aatee
laazim tha ki dekho mera rasta koee din aur
maze jahaan ke apnee nazar meiN KHaak naheeN
meharbaaN ho ke bulaa lo mujhe chaaho jis waqt
miltee hai KHoo-e-yaar se naar iltihaab meiN
muddat huee hai yaar ko mehmaaN kiye hue
na tha kuchch to KHuda tha, kuchch na hota to KHuda hota
naqsh fariyaadee hai kiskee shoKHee-e-tehreer ka
nuktaacheeN hai GHam-e-dil usko sunaaye na bane
rone se aur ishq meiN be_baak ho gaye
shauq har rang raqeeb-e-sar-o-saamaaN niklaa
Taskin ko ham na roen jo zauq-e-nazr mile
us bazm meiN mujhe naheeN bantee haya kiye
woh aake KHwaab meiN taskeen-e-iztiraab to de
woh firaaq aur woh wisaal kahaaN ?
ye jo ham hijr meiN deewaar-o-dar ko dekhte haiN
ye na thee hamaaree qismat ke wisaal-e-yaar hota
zikr us pareewash kaa, aur phir bayaaN apnaa
zulmat_kade meiN mere shab-e-GHam ka josh hai
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