By Nazir Akbarabadi,Paul Smith
Translation and creation Paul Smith
Nazir Akbarabadi (1735-1830) is an Indian poet referred to as the ‘Father of Nazm’, who wrote mostly Urdu ghazals and nazms. it really is stated that Nazir’s poetic treasure consisted of approximately 200,000 yet purely approximately 6000 couplets stay. The canvas of Nazir’s nazms is so huge that it encompasses all elements of human habit and each individual can locate nazms which could go well with his style. lots of his poems are approximately lifestyle and observations of items corresponding to education a tender endure or the pleasures of the wet season, how good looks can fade, the lives of outdated prostitutes, and so forth. His poems are enjoyed by means of folks this present day. lots of his poems are religious and he's visible as a real Sufi. Bankey Behari: ‘He observed the Lord all over. His meditations led him to the belief of the types of the Lord in addition to the Formless Divinity. He sings of Shri Krishna with the best fervour as of Hazrat Ali and the Prophet Mohammed, and turns his face if he comes around the pseudo-saints and non secular preceptors who're short of in cognizance and but profess it. by way of a long way he's most sensible in portraying the warmth of his longing for his vision.’ this can be the most important translation of his poetry into English, with the right kind shape & which means. creation on his lifestyles, occasions & Poetry and at the poetic types he used. chosen Bibliography. 191 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 brilliant feat and of paramount significance. i'm astonished. ” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator from English into Persian, knower of Hafiz’s Divan off by means of heart.
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, Mahsati, Lalla Ded, Bulleh Shah, Shah Latif, Makhfi and so forth, in addition to his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and a dozen screenplays
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