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Author : Miir Sher Ali Afsos

Editor : Kalb Ali Khan Faayaq

Edition Number : 001

Publisher : Majlis-e-Taraqqi-e-Adab, Lahore

Origin : Lahore, Pakistan

Year of Publication : 1963

Language : Urdu

Categories : Geography, Translation

Sub Categories : History

Pages : 610

Contributor : Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu (Hind), Delhi

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About The Book

آرائش محفل نام سے دو کتابیں مشہور ہیں۔ آرائش محفل (قصہ حاتم طائی) جس میں حاتم طائی کا قصہ ہے جو پہلے فارسی زبان میں تھا اور جسے سید حیدر بخش حیدری نے 1802ء میں گلکرسٹ کی فرمائش پر فورٹ ولیم کالج کے لیے اردو میں منتقل کیا۔ دوسری آرائش محفل ایک مستند کتاب خلاصۃ التواریخ مرتبہ منشی سجان رائے بٹالوی کا اردو ترجمہ ہے جو میر شیر علی افسوس نے مسٹر جے ایک مارنگٹن کے ایما سے 1805ء میں کیا۔ ہندوستان کی جغرافیائی حالات کے علاوہ فتح اسلام تک ہندو راجاؤں کے حالات ہیں۔ اس کی پہلی اشاعت 1808ء میں کلکتے سے ہوئی۔ زیر نطر دوسری آرائش محفل ہے۔ جسے کلب علی خان فائق نے میر افسوس کی سوانح کے ساتھ ترتیب دیا ہے۔

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About The Author

Mir Sher Ali was born around 1746 and wrote under the pen name ‘Afsos’. He is one of the famous writers of Fort William College. Even before his arrival in Calcutta, he had gained considerable fame as a poet and writer.

He was the son of Mir Muzaffar Ali Khan.It was his residence in Lucknow which made him inclined towards poetry. Afsos sought correction from Mir Haidar Hairan. He was a frequent at several Mushairas which hosted the best poets of that time like Sauda, Mir, Mushafi, Insha, Jurat, and other greats of Lucknow’s poetry scene.

At a meeting held with Colonel Scott through Nawab Raza Khan, a Lucknow chief and Nawab Asif Ud-Dawla's deputy, realized Afsos’s academic ability and sent him to Fort William College, Calcutta for five hundred rupees and enrolled among the writers over there.

Afsos translated Saadi’s Gulistan into Urdu under the title Bagh-e-Urdu.This book could not be very successful because it is quite Persian-dominated. His second important work is ‘Khulaasat-ul-Tawaariikh’ which is a translation of Munshi Subha Rai's Persian book. Afsos passed away in 1809.

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