Amir Khusrau: Selected Poems by Amir Khusrau,Paul Smith

By Amir Khusrau,Paul Smith

AMIR KHUSRAU: chosen POEMS

Translation & advent through Paul Smith

Amir Khusrau (1253-1324), the ‘Parrot of India’ was once born at Patigali close to the Ganges in India. on the age of thirty-six he was once poet-laureate, serving many sultans. He was once not just fluent in Persian, within which he composed the vast majority 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 was once a grasp musician and invented the sitar. the right grasp Nizam ud-din took him as his disciple and finally he turned God-realized. He rebelled opposed to slender spirituality and helped redefine the genuine Sufi method. He was once a profound impact on Hafiz and is noticeable 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 number of his poems in English. advent is on his lifestyles & instances & Poetry and the kinds within which he wrote and on Sufism & Poetry. the right kind rhyme-structure has been stored and the that means of those appealing, enlightened poems. 201 pages

COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.

“It isn't really a joke... the English model of the entire ghazals of Hafiz is a smart feat and of paramount value. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'm going to kiss the fingertips that wrote this type of masterpiece.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator of works into Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off through heart.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best selection of literary proof and historical past bearing on Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).
“I used to be very inspired with the wonderful thing about those books.” Dr. R.K. Barz. college of Asian experiences, Australian nationwide University.

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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