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Sufi Lyrics

Selections from a World Classic

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$19.95 • £15.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780674251366

Publication Date: 02/23/2021

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208 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

Murty Classical Library of India

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The lucid and informative introduction by the volume’s editor and translator, Christopher Shackle, takes readers through the trajectory of Sufism from Persia to India and the several orders within the movement in India. But most useful is a short essay on the themes of the lyrics. The poems that follow open up in all their appeal, universal and timeless in their great subject of love, endearing in their simplicity of expressiveness.—Neel Mukherjee, New Statesman

Drawing from the Sufi tradition of mysticism, Bullhe Shah wrote poetry that is sharp, simple and immortal. His verses question strictures of organized religion and societal norms. They are beautiful paeans to romantic and mystical love underpinned by rich spiritual philosophy.—Pragya Tiwari, India at LSE blog

MCLI volumes are available in India in both hardcover and paperback from amazon.in as well as from leading bookstores and airport shops throughout the subcontinent.

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