Gar kiya naseh ne hum ko qaid, achha! yuN hi sahi Yeh junun-e-Ishq ke andaz chhuT javeNge kya?

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Gar kiya naseh ne hum ko qaid, achha! yuN hi sahi

If my mentor confines me, okay, let him be happy

Yeh  junun-e-Ishq ke  andaz  chhuT  javeNge  kya?

Will he be able to arrest posture of my deep love, my love mania?

Naseh=mentor, clergy    Junun-e-ishq=craze of love, love mania andaz=style, posture,

Meaning: Through his verses, Ghalib tells a story. Ghalib is mad in love and does erratic and abnormal things. Town People and police are weary of him. They gave him a notice behave or you will be behind bars. A well-wisher but naïve cleric tries to right his behavior by engaging him in long lecture, which is like a confinement. Ghalib laughs at this. He says this cleric or mentor has confined me thinking I will mellow down my love fervor and behave like a normal person. Okay, let him do that, let him be happy. However, he is naïve; would his action ever stop my intense love?                                                                                                             

Ghalibologists opinions:  Bekhud says, cleric does not arrest; he is not a police. Making Ghalib sit by his side and forcing him to listen advice of cleric has been referred as an arrest.

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