By Nazir Akbarabadi,Paul Smiyj
Translation and creation Paul Smith
Nazir Akbarabadi (1735-1830) is an Indian poet often called the ‘Father of Nazm’, who wrote customarily Urdu ghazals and nazms. it's stated that Nazir’s poetic treasure consisted of approximately 200,000 yet in basic terms approximately 6000 couplets stay. The canvas of Nazir’s nazms is so mammoth that it encompasses all features of human habit and each individual can locate nazms which may go well with his style. lots of his poems are approximately way of life and observations of items equivalent to education a tender undergo or the pleasures of the wet season, how good looks can fade, the lives of outdated prostitutes, and so on. His poems are enjoyed by way of people at the present time. a lot of his poems are religious and he's obvious as a real Sufi. Bankey Behari: ‘He observed the Lord in all places. His meditations led him to the conclusion of the kinds 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 spiritual preceptors who're in need of in consciousness and but profess it. through a long way he's most sensible in portraying the warmth of his longing for his vision.’ this can be the biggest translation of his poetry into English, with the right kind shape & that means. creation on his lifestyles, instances & Poetry and at the poetic types he used. chosen Bibliography. huge structure Paperback 7” x 10” 329 pages.
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't really a joke... the English model of the entire ghazals of Hafiz is a smart 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 manybooks 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, Ghalib, Iqbal, Abu Nuwas and so on, in addition to his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and a dozen screenplays.
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