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The Book

bookcoverJalsaghar is a luminous collection by one of the finest practitioners of the ghazal form in English. Fifteen years in the making, this seminal work spans centuries and continents, of which Oxford scholar Brenda Lyons writes: “Steffen Horstmann’s Jalsaghar renews in English the enduring power and lyricism of the ancient ghazal. His is a voice echoing the elegant rhythms of Agha Shahid Ali. This new collection is historically attuned and deeply rooted in Hindu and Urdu literary traditions. A stunning achievement.”