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Ghazal

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noun

  1. A poetic form mostly used for love poetry in Turkish, Urdu, Arabic, and Persian.

Person

Ghazal a.k.a. Aly Ghazal is an Egyptian footballer.

There are other people with Ghazal in their name, like Ghazal Rai, Aziz Ghazal, Ghazal Sotoudeh, Ghazal Srinivas, Ghazal Bint Kisra and Lubna-Ghazal Butt.

Group

Ghazal is a band formed by Kurdish-Iranian kamencheh player Kayhan Kalhor, Indian sitarist Shujaat Khan, and Indian tabla player Swapan Chaudhuri. Together, they perform music blending North Indian and Persian classical and light classical traditions.

Characters

  1. Ghazal is a fictional character in the 1995 film Asheghane.
  2. Ghazal is a fictional character from the 1997 film Woman and Five Men.
  3. Ghazal is a fictional character from the 2001 film Ghazal.
  4. Ghazal is a fictional character from the 1975 film Ghazal.

Music

  1. The ghazal (Arabic/Malay/Pashto/Persian/Urdu: غزل; Hindi: ग़ज़ल, Punjabi: ਗ਼ਜ਼ਲ, Turkish: gazel, Bengali: গ়জ়ল, Gujarati: ગ઼ઝલ) is a poetic form consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line sharing the same meter. A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love in spite of that pain. The form is ancient, originating in 6th-century Arabic verse. It is derived from the Arabian panegyric qasida. The structural requirements of the ghazal are similar in stringency to those of the Petrarchan sonnet. In style and content it is a genre that has proved capable of an extraordinary variety of expression around its central themes of love and separation. It is one of the principal poetic forms which the Indo-Perso-Arabic civilization offered to the eastern Islamic world.
  2. "Ghazal" is a 1989 album by Kadim Al Sahir.
    • also known as Gazelle
    • released in (25 years ago)
  3. "Ghazal" is a soundtrack, musical album.
    • also known as Ghazal Soundtrack
    • artist: Ravi
    • released in (21 years ago)

Films

  1. "Ghazal" is a 1993 Malayalam film directed by Kamal. Vineeth and Mohini play the lead roles in the film and Thilakan appears in a supporting role. The film was blasted by the critics and was a box office disaster. But director Kamal considers the film close to his heart, a film that took him to childhood memories. The film was produced by the famous serial script writer Late Bhasi Mankuzhi.
  2. "Ghazal" is a 1975 crime, drama film written by Masud Kimiai and Jorge Luis Borges, directed by...
  3. "Ghazal" is a 2001 film written by Fereydoun Farhudi, Ali Reza Kazemipoor and Mohammad Reza...

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Google previewHafiz, Master of Persian Poetry (2004)

A Critical Bibliography by Parvin Loloi

Julie Meisami writes, for example, that A type of structure frequently observed in the ghazal is that of ring composition, either...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Jewish Food (2010)

by Gil Marks

K Kaab El Ghazal Kaab el ghazal is a crescent-shaped cookie with an almond- paste filling. Origin: Maghreb Other names: Algeria: cherek, tcharak msekker, tcherek, tcherek msekker; France: cornes de gazelles; Libya: kaak halkoom; Morocco: ...

Google previewLet's Know Music and Musical Instruments of India (2008)

by Madhumita Dutta

Ghazal. The ghazal is a popular form of singing in India and Pakistan. Strictly speaking, it is not a musical form, but a poetic...

Google previewAn Audience of One: Islamic Ghazals in English

Ghazal is an Arabic word which literally means 'talking to women.'" It therefore emphasizes the healthy but frustrating tension of trying 'to talk' to women who are kept private and removed from the public domain of men. as understood by the ...

Google previewMusic Contexts (2006)

A Concise Dictionary of Hindustani Music by Ashok Damodar Ranade

Literally, ghazal means to talk of love with women. However, from the beginning, love of God was also an inevitable strand of the thematic fabric of the form. The Sufi-s were responsible for the early prosperity ghazal-s enjoyed. After the rise of  ...

Google previewA Directory of African Wetlands (1992)

by R. H. Hughes, J. S. Hughes, G. M. Bernacsek

The Bahr el Ghazal is an intermittent watercourse running southwestwards across central Chad to the southeastern extremity of Lake Chad. The principal river system feeding this lake however is the Chari/Logone system. The Logone rises in ...

Google previewThrough Other Continents (2008)

American Literature across Deep Time by Wai Chee Dimock

The ghazal is a cry of finitude that refuses to be comforted, refuses to look the other way. Its ability to face death is much more austere—and in some sense much more reliable—than the solace of religion. In the hands of Hafiz, it becomes a ...

Google previewAA Gill is Away (2007)

by A.A. Gill

Bahr al Ghazal is a state twice the size of France with a population of perhaps less than a million, but no one's counting. This is where the worst of the proto- famine is. Six hours from Nairobi, it is like flying to Washington in a Morris Minor ...

Google previewThe Contractor (2009)

by Colin MacKinnon

The project is called Ghazal Haft—Gazelle Seven. We think Gazelle Seven will link countrywide Pakistani military nuclear facilities with one another and with a command post near Islamabad. We worry about Pakistan. The Pak military has at  ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islam (2009)

by Juan Eduardo Campo

A ghazal is a love poem about eternal desire never fulfilled, in which unrequited and unattainable love drives the loyal lover to misery . Often, the lover will be likened to a moth near a candle, while the beloved is ...

Google previewThe Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2013)

by Garland Encyclopedia of World Music,

The male court musicians in Kabul cultivated vocal art music genres such as dhrupad and khyal, and instrumental renditions of Hindustani modes, but they also developed two genres that constituted a distinctly Afghan art music: the ghazal ...

Google previewThe Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: The Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia (2008)

by Ellen Koskoff

The male court musicians in Kabul cultivated vocal art music genres such as dhrupad and khyal, and instrumental renditions of Hindustani modes, but they also developed two genres that constituted a distinctly Afghan art music: the ghazal ...

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: South Asia : the Indian subcontinent (2000)

by Bruno Nettl, Alison Arnold

As cassette players spread among the upper and middle classes, the new style of ghazal came to be disseminated primarily via cassettes, and was thus the first pan-regional pop-music genre to enjoy mass distribution independent of films.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (2006)

by Om Gupta

Ghazal and qawwali music make use of many musical instruments such as the ( sitar, tabla, harmonium, santoor etc). Pakistani folk, film and even some pop and rock also hold some classical elements. Many Pakistani musicians of other genre  ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chrisholm

Beyond the south-east corner of the lake is a depression known as the Bahr-el- Ghazal (not to be confounded with the Nile afiiuent of the same name). This depression is the termination of what is in all probability the bed of one of the dried-up ...

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