Bulleh Shah: A Selection

Bulleh Shah: A Selection

Description

This book is a collection of poems by the great Sufi poet of Punjab, Bulleh Shah (1680-1758), translated into English by Taufiq Rafat, one of Pakistan's premier English language poets. Born Abdullah Shah, Bulleh Shah belonged to the oral tradition and his poems are primarily in Punjabi as well as in Siraiki. Bulleh Shah's poetry is in the Kafi style, already established with the Sufis who preceded him, and extensively use the Rubbay (Quatrain) form. Several of his verses are an integral part of the traditional repertoire of Qawwali, the musical genre which represents the devotional music of the Sufis. Following the tradition of Sufi poetry, the poems in this collection refer to love of or for God, or the Mentor, or the desire for absorption in nature, described through symbolic references to local customs pertaining to weddings, funerals, journeys, and harvests

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Details

Author(s)
Taufiq Rafat
Format
Hardback | 252 pages
Dimensions
144 x 224 x 20mm | 452g
Publication date
04 Dec 2014
Publisher
OUP Pakistan
Publication City/Country
Oxford, Pakistan
Language
English
ISBN10
0199061742
ISBN13
9780199061747
Bestsellers rank
1,633,298