We all know that every Urdu poet worth his salt, especially up to the middle of the twentieth century would most likely have been well versed in Persian (and Arabic). A lot of these poets wrote in Urdu as well as Persian. Miir, Sauda, Ghalib and Iqbal are just a few examples. How would they have learnt the Classical Persian language? Mainly perhaps through the good offices of learned asaatizah. We know that both Ghalib (and there is some controversy about this) and Iqbal had ustaads to teach them Persian. But, even in Ghalib's time and especially in Iqbal's time, there must have been books written by Indian scholars who would have been proficient in both Urdu and Persian. Would you agree? Well I am aware of a number of scholarly Persian grammar text books in English (one by Colonel D.C.Phillott, for example) but I have never come across anything in Urdu which comes anywhere close to Phillott's masterpiece or even Duncan Forbes' grammar book. All there is, it seems, is just "pamphlets" and nothing more! Is anyone on this forum aware of such grammar books' existence? I would certainly like to know and get my hands on one or two of them!