By Amir Khusrau,Paul Smith
Translation & advent via 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 used to be not just fluent in Persian, during which he composed the vast majority of his ninety two books, but additionally 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 at last he grew to become God-realized. He rebelled opposed to slender spirituality and helped redefine the genuine Sufi means. He used to be a profound impression 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. creation is on his lifestyles & instances & Poetry and the types within which he wrote and on Sufism & Poetry. the proper rhyme-structure has been saved and the which means of those attractive, enlightened poems. 201 pages
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't a joke... the English model of the entire ghazals of Hafiz is a brilliant feat and of paramount significance. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'm going to kiss the fingertips that wrote this kind 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 heritage 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. school 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 forth, and his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books, screenplays.
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Amir Khusrau: Selected Poems by Amir Khusrau,Paul Smith