By Amir Khusrau,Paul Smith
Translation & advent via Paul Smith
Amir Khusrau (1253-1324), the ‘Parrot of India’ used to be born at Patigali close to the Ganges in India. on the age of thirty-six he used to be poet-laureate, serving many sultans. He was once not just fluent in Persian, within which he composed nearly all of his ninety two books, but in addition in Arabic, Hindi and Sanskrit. He composed ten lengthy masnavis, 5 Divans of ghazals and different poems and plenty of prose works. He used to be a grasp musician and invented the sitar. definitely the right grasp Nizam ud-din took him as his disciple and finally he turned God-realized. He rebelled opposed to slim spirituality and helped redefine the genuine Sufi approach. He used to be a profound impact on Hafiz and is visible because the hyperlink among Sadi and Hafiz in updating the shape and content material of the ghazal and eroticising it. this can be the biggest collection of his poems in English. advent is on his lifestyles & occasions & Poetry and the kinds during which he wrote and on Sufism & Poetry. the proper rhyme-structure has been saved and the which means of those appealing, enlightened poems. 201 pages
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Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over eighty books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and different languages together with Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Mu’in, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Omar Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Shah Latif, Bulleh Shah and so on, and his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books, screenplays.
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