Ghalib and Indian mangoes



Ghalib was a lover of mangoes and it is mentioned in Hali's Yadgar-e-Ghalib that the poet was also very well versed with the history of mangoes. He was also credited with having tasted 4000 varieties of the fruit. This might be a funny incident but the truth is that Ghalib was the one who loved eating mangoes in sweltering summers more than composing his couplets.

Ghalib on the history of mangoes: 'The mango has been cultivated in India for over 4,000 years and is so much a part of the Indian heritage and culture that it is almost an object of veneration in Hindu households. Down through the centuries, emperors have pledged their devotion to the mango.'

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