By Paul Smith
Sarmad, Dara Shikoh & Makhfi
Translations & Introductions Paul Smith
SARMAD (d. 1659). Sarmad whose identify derives from the Persian be aware for everlasting or eternal, used to be a dervish poet of Jewish and Armenian beginning who settled in India. He wandered the streets and the courts thoroughly bare and used to be with regards to Prince Dara Shikoh. in the course of his existence he produced a translation of the Torah in Persian. ultimately he was once beheaded in 1659 via Aurangzeb for his perceived heretical Sufi poetry. DARA SHIKOH (1615-1659) used to be the oldest son of Emperor Shah Jahan. He was once a very good poet, his poems having the impression of Sufism to which he was once committed. His Divan of ghazals, ruba’is and qasidas used to be no longer the single paintings he left at the back of; his 5 prose works on Sufism and Indian mysticism are well known even at the present time. He used to be defeated best an rebellion opposed to Aurangzeb and beheaded. MAKHFI (1639-1702). Princess Zeb-un-Nissa, (pen-name ‘Makhfi’) used to be the oldest daughter of Aurangzeb. She printed nice intelligence from an early age. She by no means married and was once imprisoned by way of her father for years for being eager about a plot together with her brother to unseat him and for her Sufi ideals. She was once tortured and died in legal. The rhyme-structure and that means of those impressive ruba’is & ghazals of those poets has been stored. huge layout version 7” x 10” pages 334
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Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over one hundred thirty 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, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Lalla Ded, Baba Farid, Rahman Baba, Yunus Emre, Iqbal etc, in addition to poetry, fiction, performs, children’s books biographies and screenplays.
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