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 used to be not just fluent in Persian, within 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 was once a grasp musician and invented the sitar. definitely the right grasp Nizam ud-din took him as his disciple and at last he turned God-realized. He rebelled opposed to slim spirituality and helped redefine the genuine Sufi manner. He used to be a profound impression 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 existence & instances & Poetry and the kinds within 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
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 smart feat and of paramount significance. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'm going to kiss the fingertips that wrote any such 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 by way of heart.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best number of literary proof and historical past referring to Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).
“I was once very inspired with the great thing about those books.” Dr. R.K. Barz. college of Asian reviews, 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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