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Muḥammad Ḥusain Āzād (also called Ehsan Azad, circa 1834–1910) was a successful Urdu poet and a writer of vivid prose, particularly in his historical writing. He was born in Delhi, where his father, Muhammad Baqir, edited the first Urdu newspaper, Delhi Urdu Akhbar. Muhammad Baqir’s involvement in the Uprising of 1857 (also known as the Sepoy Rebellion) led to his execution by the British. Āzād moved to Lahore several years later, where he taught Arabic at Government College and was subsequently professor of Urdu and Persian at Oriental College. He wrote about 20 books, some published posthumously. This work includes many of his allegorical stories about the society of his day and moral lessons for the young. The book also discusses and promotes women's education. Āzād claimed that he found the manuscript of this work in an old bag of his father’s, but the book appears to have been written by Āzād around the time of his move to Lahore.

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Islamia Steem Press, Lahore, Pakistan


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نصیحت کا کرن پھول

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109 pages ; 18 x 12.4 centimeters

Last updated: December 17, 2014