The Taste of Words is a book, translated and edited by Author Raza Mir. The book claims to be an introduction to Urdu poetry.
In Urdu Poetry, Raza Mir offers a fresh, quirky and accessible entry point for neophytes seeking to enhance their enjoyment of this vibrant canon—from the poems of legends like Mir Taqi Mir and Mirza Ghalib to the lyrics of contemporary game changers like Javed Akhtar and Gulzar. Raza Mir’s translation not only draws out the zest and pathos of these timeless verses, but also provides insights and colourful trivia that will enable readers to fully embrace this world.
The book is available here http://www.penguinbooksindia.com/en/content/taste-words-0
Raza Mir has also co authored the book “Anthems of Resistance” which deals with the Progressive Writers Urdu Poetry in India.