“Ghalib was the greatest prose writer of his time who was great at humour; also, his tricks were amazing. It is said that every poet rebels, but Ghalib rebelled against rebellion, Ghalib is not so easy to understand, just as Shakespeare is difficult to understand, so is Ghalib” renowned scholar Dr Noman-ul-Haq expressed these views in a special lecture “Ghalib Fahmi” organized by the Karachi Arts Council on the occasion of the death anniversary of Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib.
Talking about Ghalib’s personality and writing style, Dr Noman-ul-Haq said that Ghalib’s poetry covers his beloved, but unfortunately, he could not see his beloved. There is something that the intellect must grasp. Talking about poetry, Dr Noman-ul-Haq said that the use of ancient Persian language in Ghalib’s poetry is evident. Ghalib had a fantastic sense of humour he even spoke about his death excitingly and did not create darkness۔ Dr Noman-ul-Haq added that the irony is that I teach about Ghalib in Pakistan. Still, for the reference, I use Columbia’s website. On this occasion, the participants asked exciting questions about Ghalib’s poetry and prose, to which Dr Noman-ul-Haq answered fantastically.
Eminent academic and literary personalities attended the special lecture. President Arts Council Muhammad Ahmad Shah thanked the audience and said that on Ghalib’s death anniversary, he thought of doing something to commemorate Ghalib and freshen up his memories. He did not dare to disobey Ghalib’s mandate, so he invited Dr Noman-ul-Haq for a special lecture. He added that I am grateful to Karachi Arts Council’s governing body for celebrating Ghalib’s death anniversary.