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 was once not just fluent in Persian, during 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 used to be a grasp musician and invented the sitar. the ideal grasp Nizam ud-din took him as his disciple and finally he grew to become God-realized. He rebelled opposed to slender spirituality and helped redefine the real Sufi approach. He used to be a profound effect on Hafiz and is obvious because the hyperlink among Sadi and Hafiz in updating the shape and content material of the ghazal and eroticising it. this is often the biggest collection of his poems in English. creation is on his existence & occasions & Poetry and the kinds during which he wrote and on Sufism & Poetry. the right kind rhyme-structure has been saved and the that means of those appealing, enlightened poems. 201 pages
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't a joke... the English model of all of the ghazals of Hafiz is a brilliant 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 reports, 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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Amir Khusrau: Selected Poems by Amir Khusrau,Paul Smith