Shah Latif: Selected Poems by Shah Latif,Paul Smith

By Shah Latif,Paul Smith

*~SHAH LATIF: chosen POEMS~*
Translation & advent through Paul Smith
Shah Abdul Latif (1689-1752) was once a Sufi grasp and is taken into account via many to be the best poet of the Sindi language. His ebook of poetry is termed the Risalo. His shrine is found in Bhit and draws hundreds and hundreds of pilgrims on a daily basis. he's the main well-known Sindi poet and Sufi. He was once not only cherished for poetry, humans from some distance and close to revered and enjoyed him as a non secular grasp. He composed dohas (self-contained strict-rhyming couplets well-liked by poet-saints of India like Kabir, Surdas, Tukaram) and freed it from the chain of 2 traces, extending it to even 5 - 6 couplets, frequently with abnormal rhyme constructions. He additionally brought yet another string to the tambura, and based a brand new culture in tune in keeping with the synthesis of excessive artwork and folks artwork. He informed the elemental ideas of Sufism in his poetry, usually utilizing folktales approximately human love reminiscent of that of Sasui and Punhu, changing into a bridge to Divine Love. 172 pages in paperback.


“It isn't a joke... the English model of all of the 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 encouraged through the author of all.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator into Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off through heart.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best selection of literary evidence and background bearing on Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author).

Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over eighty books of Sufi poets from the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and different languages… together with Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre etc, in addition to poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and screenplays.

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