Poet Anwar Jalalpuri Translates Gita into 1,700 Urdu Couplets

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LUCKNOW – Noted Urdu poet Anwar Jalalpuri, who has translated the Shrimad Bhagwad Gita into over 1,700 Urdu couplets, says the sacred scripture is the biggest literature on worldly education in the country.

Urdu Shayari mein Gita was released by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav recently. The book not only translates ‘shlokas’ (verses) in chaste Urdu ‘shers’ (couplets) but also comes across as an effort to recapture the essence of the sacred text.

The Gita has also been translated into other European languages. In 1808, passages from the Gita were part of the first direct translation of Sanskrit into German, appearing in a book through which Friedrich Schlegel became known as the founder of Indian philology in Germany.
Swami Rambhadracharya released the first Braille version of the scripture, with the original Sanskrit text and a Hindi commentary, on 30 November 2007. The former Turkish Scholar-Politician, Bulent Ecevit translated several Sanskrit scriptures including the Gita into Turkish language. Mahavidwan R. Raghava Iyengar translated the Gita in Tamil in sandam metre poetic form. — bhaskar.com

46 COMMENTS

  1. Dear sir,
    i want to purchase your book named “urdu sayari me geeta”
    please advise me from where i can get this, on my postal address or any shopper stop.

    • you apriciated my book URDU SHYARI MEIN GEETA. i m thankful to u. kindly send yr postal address, email & mobile no. so that i may send u the book as a gift. ANWAR JALALPURI.

      • Anwar saheb ,mubarak for this wonderful job. Please if you could send me a copy of Urdu Shayari mein Gita at my address
        dr alok bajpai
        602 ,7/90 d , mansarovar apartment
        tilak nagar
        kanpur -02

        ph –09839027402

      • Came to know about you and your work while following a link from facebook [Ravish Kumar from NDTV]

        Would like to thank you from the side of a number of readers who would love it!!!

        Have been very much passionate about Gita
        Just wanted to have the address of the publisher – who are completely unsearchable on internet…

        I am sure there are more like me, who are desperate to have a copy of your version of Gita
        I am very much sure; all of us be very much pleased to have the same…

        Please provide address and contact number of publisher.. 🙂
        vimalskatiyar@gmail.com

      • Janaab Anwar Jalalpuri Sahab,

        Marhabaa for the good work done. Really appreciable.

        I am myself a poet and my book “Madhoshiyaan” has since been published.

        I would love to read your book “Urdu Shaayari Mein Geeta” in Devnagri Script. Can you please send me a soft copy on my email address.

        I will be highly obliged.

      • Sir i m divya from chhatisgarh…i m not getting your book here…infact nobody knows here about your book and also i cant find ur book online…pls help frm where can i purchase your book..i am .searching since months….

      • Dear Sir,

        Highly appreciative of your literary work. Please advice where I can purchase your “Bhagwat Gita” (Urdu Shaayari Mein Geeta) in Hindi. I live over seas. On hearing from you I will contact with your good-self.

        With warm regards,
        Mahendra

      • Aadab janaab,
        mai aapki naizaamat ka bahut bada divana hu. aur jis waqt se muje maloom hua h ki aapne urdu me gita ko navaza h , tb hi se me behad utsuk hu use paane k lie. Sir, please aap muje b isse related kuch information de skte h? mai ek student hu.

  2. DEAR ANWAR SAHAB, FIRST OF ALL IWL APKO BAHUT SARI MUBARAK APKI NAYI KITAB KE LIYE urdu sayari me geeta” AAP KE EK SHAGIRD KA SHER BAHOOT PASAND HAI “JAB SE MAINE URDU SIKHI HAI MERI HINDI ACHI HO GAYI HAI. AAP KI KITAB PADNA CHATA HUN KAHA MILEGI, MERA PATA HAI

    GULSHAN JUNEJA, J3/10 KHIRKI EXTN MALVIYA NAGAR NEW DELHI 17. M 9810611408.

    AGAR AAP KOI JARIYA HO TO PLS BATAYE MAIN ISE LENA CHAUNGA.
    SHUKRIYA

  3. Dear Anawar saheb, I cannot express my happiness and gratitude to you in words for this divine and wonderful job of making geeta available in Urdu! Please let me know where can I buy this book in Pune, I’m despair ate to read it. My mobile no is 7588286344. Shukriya!

  4. First of all congratulate you sir ♡ly….we (me and my friend) are so happy to hear about your new book….I’m your fan sir since I was in class 11, ND Inter College..
    I pray to God, your book become the best selling book in the world…and again appreciate for ur work…and thanks for guidance and ofcourse for english and shayri classes..

  5. Mr Jalalpuri
    Please accept my heartiest congratulations on the release of Urdu Shayari Mein Geets. We do need a book like this which would help make Geeta even more popular among the followers of the religion.
    How can I get this book in thr UK?

  6. ” जब मुखातिब किया क़ातिल को तो क़ातिल लिख्खा , लखनवी बनके मसीहा नहीं लिख्खा मैने:
    मैने लिक्खा है उसे मरियम-ओ-सीता की तरह,जिस्म को उसके अजंता नहीं लिक्खा मैने”

    ( jab mukhatib kiya qatil ko to qatil likkha, lakhanawi banake masiha nahi likkha maine….)

    I am a fan of your urdu writings . I read it in Devanagari script.

    I am glad to know that you have translated the great epic Gita into Urdu, I congratulate you for this great work of yours.

    Is this also available in Devanagri script ?
    Is it published by Urdu Academy Uttar Pradesh?

    Please do let me know. I am interested in this great collection.
    AC

  7. I would be most grateful if someone could kindly send me an email with a phone number I can call to order four copies of the book. Please email me at roy.prasad at gmail dot com.

  8. anwar saaab .. today i got to know about this book from one of my friend dayanand pandey jee … searching since morning in different different online book stores but not able to find the book … pls suggest how to get this ????
    thanks in advance

  9. Anwar Sahib,
    Can you plz send me the book @
    602/1, Shree Tirupati Balaji CHS Ltd,
    Koldongari, Sahar Road, Andheri (E),
    Mumbai – 400069
    OR
    Give me address from where I can buy the book in Bombay.

  10. Anwar Sir,

    I want to buy Urdu Shayri me Geeta book (in hindi ). unfortunate i could not learn urdu script.

    I will be thankful to you if you can guide be from where I can buy this book in Lucknow or online.

  11. Sahab ham bhi kuch toote foote shabdo ko jod ke shayari karne ki koshish karte hain. Bhagwat Geeta ek bahut hi prerna dayak granth hai aur jeevan ke rahasy isme chalak rahe hain. Yeh granth jitna mahatvpurna hai utna hi jatil bhi. Parantu Urdu zaban ki mithaas aur saralta me is granth ko dhaal kar apne bahut bada karnama kiya hai sahab.
    Mai bhi apki yeh kitaab padhna chahta hu, kripya bataye ki ye mujhe kaha mil sakti hai.

  12. Ali Janab anwar Jalalpuri sahib,

    Aapne Bhagwat Geeta ka shayri ke jariye Urdu mein tarzuma kia hai is baat ke liye main aapka shukaria ada karta huin aur aapko Mubarak bad bhi dena chahata huin. Main phichale 1-11/2 saal se Urdu Sikh raha huin. IGNOU se Urdu certificate course pass kia hai aur aaj kaal Diploma ki tayyari kar raha huin. Aapki kitaab kharidna chahata huin. Agar aap us ki kimat aur aapka ya publisher ka pata aur bank account details dete ho to main kimat ke rupaye NEFT se jama karwa sakata hun. Agar ye kitab pune mein milti ho to batayen. Kya aap meri madad karoge?

    phir ek baar apka shukariya.

  13. you have done a tremendous work(khidmad for the GOD ) and i am unable to express my feelings. I am a regular readrr of geeta and as you are aware the GOD say the one who express, detail, describe etc. geeta is closest to me of all beings.

    I want to write a lot about your khidmad for the GOD but have little space available.
    i dont no urdu language and i am unable to read urdu but i can easily understand the utube details.
    You have very successfuly express the GEETA in a very comfotable and with profound understanding.
    I heartly salute your jajba and feelings for the general man to under stand him GOD.
    I again put my all respect to you. You are a real saint.

    i request you if your urdu translstion is available in audio form or hindi script kindly send me the details.

    Aap ko bahut bahut dhanyawad.

    In

    • I m very fascinated about knowing this kind of fusion literature… Because I like shayris and geeta both…I really want to buy this book…can anyone please tell from where to buy this book in Ahmadabad or any kind of online portal ??….I m eager to buy this and read this masterpiece…plz anyone can also send me mail about bookseller at prtk.186@gmail.com….

  14. Hello Sir,
    Is this book and recitation of all shayaris available in audio format ?
    I can understand urdu and hindi, but can’t read urdu, hence looking for it either in english or hindi or Audio recitation.

  15. Congration O learned Soul,
    Being a good human first,
    you achieved a goal.
    Your words are a bridge of wisdom.
    People who have ignored their roots,
    will drink the nectar of “unknown”.
    who ever know this Truth,
    Becomes a incarnated God,
    Who loves all & hate none.
    Peace be with all,
    who have open mind.
    Because parachute &
    MIND works better,
    when it is open.
    I am going to buy this
    wonderful book.
    It has rhythm, depth, logic, knowledge of mystery.
    which relates to earth & sky.
    Matter & minute at the same time.
    Love you Sir.

    Bharat Kapadia – Valsad – Gujarat

  16. Thank you Anwar Saheb…translation is one thing but to put it into sweet shayari is really an achievement. I am sure this will touch hearts of many around the globe and fulfill the objectives you started with – there is nothing more important in these times than the integration of mankind. Thank you

    I would love to read the book but unfortunately can’t read urdu..so my request if there is an audio version and/or a direct translation into Hindi and English would go a long way.

  17. अनवर साहब,
    आपका गीता का उर्दू संस्करन काबिले तारीफ है. नामुमकीन को मुमकीन कर आपने एक मिसाल कायम की है.
    मैं व्यक्तिगत तौर पर आपक शुक्रीया अदा करता हुँ.
    कृपया मुझे यह हिन्दी संस्करन पाने हेतु सुझाव दे.
    मेरा whatsup नं. पर कृपया मैसेज देने का कष्ट करें.

    भवदीय
    अभय कुमार
    ९४२३८१६००३

  18. I want to purchase bhagwat geeta in urdu by anwar sahib,but don’t know from where in delhi,please provide the name and address of publisher.

  19. Anwar Sahab, Assalam O Alaikum. I saw you presiding over the Mushaira of jashne nawaz deobandi in New Delhi last year.
    I am the alumnus of AMU Aligarh. I am PGT(English) in Birla Public School Pilani.
    Yesterday a welcome party was organised for me in the school.auditorium of BPS. i was requested to recite urdu shayari. i recited many of your urdu couplets and appreciated your literary work of rendering Gita into Urdu shayari. All my colleagues have a profound desire to read your translated work.
    On my whatsapp.status i always post your urdu couplet. The following couplet was highly appreciated by the audience.
    Anekta me ekta jahaan mili, Anwar.
    Hum us dayaar.ko.Hindistaan kahne lage.
    would you please send a copy of your work to the following address.
    Amir Hamza khan
    PGT (English)
    Birla Public School (Senior Section)
    Pilani
    Distt Jhunjhunu

    Rajasthan
    Mobile 7291875610

  20. sir i am govinda from pakistan sir kia ap mojhy bta sakhty hn k ye book urdu language me printed ke howe h ya only in hindi agr urdu me h to plz ap mojhy bta sakhty hn me es book ko kese purchase kron plz plz me sir

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