Great Sufi Poets of the Punjab

Great Sufi Poets of the Punjab

Most of the Sufi poets of the Punjab belonged to this order . 3 . SUHRAWARDIYA
SUFI ... This Order exercised profound and great influence in Multan ( Punjab )
and Uchch ( Sindh ) and , later on , in Bengal , among other places . This was ...

Author: Ravindra Mohan Chopra

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ISBN: UOM:39015076865131

Category: Poets, Panjabi

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The Empire of the Great Mughals

The Empire of the Great Mughals

thank , and Sindhi has Qadi Qadan – and in each May my master live long , case
, this occurred at the beginning of the ... which is the call to God of the famous
Punjabi Sufi poet appeared , Bullhe Shah dervishes , and this call gave the poet
 ...

Author: Annemarie Schimmel

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861891857

Category: Art

Page: 352

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Annemarie Schimmel has written extensively on India, Islam and poetry. In this comprehensive study she presents an overview of the cultural, economic, militaristic and artistic attributes of the great Mughal Empire from 1526 to 1857.
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Islam Sufism and Everyday Politics of Belonging in South Asia

Islam  Sufism and Everyday Politics of Belonging in South Asia

Similarly, the government attempted to portray Sufi saints as poets, social
reformers and scholars. ... a common affinity with the local linguistic and folk
traditions of Punjab and Sindh, both Waris Shah and Shah Latif are considered
great poets ...

Author: Deepra Dandekar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317435969

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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This book looks at the study of ideas, practices and institutions in South Asian Islam, commonly identified as ‘Sufism’, and how they relate to politics in South Asia. While the importance of Sufism for the lives of South Asian Muslims has been repeatedly asserted, the specific role played by Sufism in contestations over social and political belonging in South Asia has not yet been fully analysed. Looking at examples from five countries in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan), the book begins with a detailed introduction to political concerns over ‘belonging’ in relation to questions concerning Sufism and Islam in South Asia. This is followed with sections on Producing and Identifying Sufism; Everyday and Public Forms of Belonging; Sufi Belonging, Local and National; and Intellectual History and Narratives of Belonging. Bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines, the book explores the connection of Islam, Sufism and the Politics of Belonging in South Asia. It is an important contribution to South Asian Studies, Islamic Studies and South Asian Religion.
Categories: Social Science

BULLEH SHAH PUNJABI SUFI POET Selected Poems

BULLEH SHAH PUNJABI SUFI POET Selected Poems

Here is also a large selection of his dohas, single couplet rhyming poems. Introduction on his Life, Times & Poems & Influence and on Sufis & Dervishes: Their Art & Use of Poetry, Selected Bibliography.

Author: Bulleh Shah

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ISBN: 1077148828

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BULLEH SHAH: PUNJABI SUFI POET Selected Poems (Large Print & Large Format Edition) Translation & Introduction Paul Smith Bulleh Shah (1680-1758) was a Sufi poet who composed in Punjabi and settled in Kasur, now in Pakistan. His Spiritual Master was Shah Inayat. The poetic form Bulleh Shah is called the Kafi, a style of Punjabi poetry used not only by the Sufis of Sindh and Punjab, but also by Sikh gurus. His poetry and philosophy strongly criticizes the Islamic religious orthodoxy of his day. His time was marked with communal strife between Muslims and Sikhs. But in that age Bulleh Shah was a beacon of hope and peace for the citizens of the Punjab. Several of his songs or kafis are still regarded as an integral part of the traditional repertoire of qawwali, the musical genre that represents the devotional music of the Sufis. Here is also a large selection of his dohas, single couplet rhyming poems. Introduction on his Life, Times & Poems & Influence and on Sufis & Dervishes: Their Art & Use of Poetry, Selected Bibliography. The correct rhyme-structure has been kept as well as the beauty and meaning of these powerful, spiritual poems. Large Print (18pt), Large Format (8" x 10") Edition. 198 pages. Paul Smith (b. 1945) is a poet, author and translator of many books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages, including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Jahan Khatun, Iqbal, Ghalib, Seemab, Jigar, Urfi and many others, as well as his own poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children's books and a dozen screenplays.
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Constitutional languages

Constitutional languages

... development of language in Pakistan . " Sarmast " ( 1739 - 1826 ) and Sami (
1743 - 1850 ) were two other great poets of the Sindhi language . ... major portion
of Sindhi poetry in the pre - British days had Sufi themes and was being
composed in the couplet form of poetry , which showed greater affinities with
other North Indian languages like Hindi and Punjabi . The British took over Sindh
in 1843 , and ...

Author: B. P. Mahapatra

Publisher: Presses Université Laval

ISBN: 2763771866

Category: India

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Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature

Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature

Even so , Shah Hussain is rightly counted among the major poets of Punjabi
language . S.S.S. BIBLIOGRAPHY : Annemarie ... J. SHAH INAT ( Sindhi ; b.1623
, d.1712 ) , was a distinguished Sindhi Sufi poet . Not to be confused with his ...

Author: Mohan Lal

Publisher: Sahitya Akademi

ISBN: 8126012218

Category: Indic literature

Page: 820

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A Major Activity Of The Sahitya Akademi Is The Preparation Of An Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature. The Venture, Covering Twenty-Two Languages Of India, Is The First Of Its Kind. Written In English, The Encyclopaedia Gives A Comprehensive Idea Of The Growth And Development Of Indian Literature. The Entries On Authors, Books And General Topics Have Been Tabulated By The Concerned Advisory Boards And Finalised By A Steering Committee. Hundreds Of Writers All Over The Country Contributed Articles On Various Topics. The Encyclopaedia, Planned As A Six-Volume Project, Has Been Brought Out. The Sahitya Akademi Embarked Upon This Project In Right Earnest In 1984. The Efforts Of The Highly Skilled And Professional Editorial Staff Started Showing Results And The First Volume Was Brought Out In 1987. The Second Volume Was Brought Out In 1988, The Third In 1989, The Fourth In 1991, The Fifth In 1992, And The Sixth Volume In 1994. All The Six Volumes Together Include Approximately 7500 Entries On Various Topics, Literary Trends And Movements, Eminent Authors And Significant Works. The First Three Volume Were Edited By Prof. Amaresh Datta, Fourth And Fifth Volume By Mohan Lal And Sixth Volume By Shri K.C.Dutt.
Categories: Indic literature

Let s Know Music and Musical Instruments of India

Let s Know Music and Musical Instruments of India

Abida primarily sings Qawwalis , and Sindhi and Punjabi Kafees of great Sufi
poets of the past . After the death of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan , many consider her
the next great mystic singer on the world stage . She is also adept at singing
ghazals .

Author: Madhumita Dutta

Publisher: Star Publications

ISBN: 1905863292

Category: Music

Page: 64

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Brief details about Music and musical instruments of India.
Categories: Music

Tales of God s Friends

Tales of God   s Friends

19. Sufi. Poetry. of. the. Indus. Valley. Khwāja. Ghulām. Farīd. Jamal J . Elias
INTRODUCTION Khwāja Ghulām Farīd ( 1262 / 1845 – 1319 / 1901 ) is the most
celebrated Sufi poet of the Siraiki language spoken in the Indus Valley in the
border region of Punjab and Sindh in Pakistan . ... Asian Sufi poet because he
provides the early modern period ' s best example of the tradition of vernacular
Sufi poetry ...

Author: John Renard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520258967

Category: Religion

Page: 413

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"The works of Islamic mysticism are a crucial genre of Islamic piety, and the lives of the awliya (friends of God) have been and continue to be a crucial way in which the theoretical insights of Sufism are embodied and communicated to a wider audience. Traditionally, these genres would be deciphered by a living Sufi master. Here John Renard acts as our Sufi guide, transporting us to the marvelous world of Islamic piety."—Omid Safi, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Northern Carolina
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State and Civil Society in Pakistan

State and Civil Society in Pakistan

In a sense, Saraiki is the lingua franca of Punjab, southern NWFP and upper
Sindh, as it is the language of folk culture, ... Bulleh Shah, Waris Shah, Baba
Farid, Mian Bakhsh or Shah Muhammad, the famous sufi-poets in the classical
period.

Author: I. Malik

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230376298

Category: Political Science

Page: 347

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Problems of governance in Pakistan are rooted in a persistently unclear and antagonistic relationship among the forces of authority, ideology and ethnicity. Based on theoretical and empirical research this book focuses on significant themes such as the oligarchic state structure dominated by the military and bureaucracy, civil society, Islam and the formation of Muslim identity in British India, constitutional traditions and their subversion by coercive policies, politics of gender, ethnicity, and Muslim nationalism versus regional nationalisms as espoused by Sindhi nationalists and the Karachi-based Muhajir Qaumi Movement (MQM).
Categories: Political Science

Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature

Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature

His famous 'Anandi', which he wrote in 1939 and which was published in the
special short story number of the Adab-e-lateef of Lahore in ... Later, he joined
the Sindh Government as Revenue Officer and was posted at Sukkur. ... Faqir
Masroor, as he was popularly known, was not only a great sufi poet of his age,
but he was also considered to ... His Kafis numbering 272, are very popular in
western Punjab because of their poetic and lyrical qualities and their profound
mystical insight.

Author: Amaresh Datta

Publisher: Sahitya Akademi

ISBN: 8126011947

Category: Indic literature

Page: 913

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A Major Activity Of The Sahitya Akademi Is The Preparation Of An Encyclopaedia Of Indian Literature. The Venture, Covering Twenty-Two Languages Of India, Is The First Of Its Kind. Written In English, The Encyclopaedia Gives A Comprehensive Idea Of The Growth And Development Of Indian Literature. The Entries On Authors, Books And General Topics Have Been Tabulated By The Concerned Advisory Boards And Finalised By A Steering Committee. Hundreds Of Writers All Over The Country Contributed Articles On Various Topics. The Encyclopaedia, Planned As A Six-Volume Project, Has Been Brought Out. The Sahitya Akademi Embarked Upon This Project In Right Earnest In 1984. The Efforts Of The Highly Skilled And Professional Editorial Staff Started Showing Results And The First Volume Was Brought Out In 1987. The Second Volume Was Brought Out In 1988, The Third In 1989, The Fourth In 1991, The Fifth In 1992, And The Sixth Volume In 1994. All The Six Volumes Together Include Approximately 7500 Entries On Various Topics, Literary Trends And Movements, Eminent Authors And Significant Works. The First Three Volume Were Edited By Prof. Amaresh Datta, Fourth And Fifth Volume By Mohan Lal And Sixth Volume By Shri K.C.Dutt.
Categories: Indic literature

Sindhi Diaspora in Manila Hong Kong and Jakarta

Sindhi Diaspora in Manila  Hong Kong  and Jakarta

Sikhism and Sufism became part of the multifaceted religious life of many Sindhi
Hindus . ... The languages of worship were Sindhi and Persian for Sufi poetry ,
Punjabi for the Adi Granth , and a little Sanskrit for Hindu prayers , many of which
 ...

Author: Anita Raina Thapan

Publisher: Ateneo University Press

ISBN: 971550406X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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Sindhi Diaspora seeks to understand the Sindhi way of life as it has evolved over the last fifty years in the context of three distinct cultures: Filipino, Indonesian, and Chinese. A fairly extensive discussion on Sindhi society (which does not have any specific region in India it can call "home") before the partition provides the reader with a background of their business, social, and cultural life in Sindhi. It then analyzes what has remained constant in Sindhi social structure, attitudes, values, and traditions and to what degree Sindhis have adjusted to and been influenced by their host societies.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Catalogue 74

Catalogue  74

Author: National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4090872

Category: Audiotapes

Page: 219

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Categories: Audiotapes

Seven Shahs of Sufi Poetry Selected Poems

Seven  Shahs  of Sufi Poetry   Selected Poems

SEVEN 'SHAHS' OF SUFI POETRY Selected Poems Mas'ud Shah, Shah Ni'mat'ullah, Shah Da'i, Qutub Shah, Shah Latif, Bulleh Shah & Nur 'Ali Shah Translation & Introduction Paul Smith Mas'ud Shah (1048-1122) originally came from Hamadan.

Author: Shah Ni'mat'ullah

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1731068085

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Page: 582

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SEVEN 'SHAHS' OF SUFI POETRY Selected Poems Mas'ud Shah, Shah Ni'mat'ullah, Shah Da'i, Qutub Shah, Shah Latif, Bulleh Shah & Nur 'Ali Shah Translation & Introduction Paul Smith Mas'ud Shah (1048-1122) originally came from Hamadan. In the beginning he was at the court of the prince of Ghazneh and governor of India Sayfu'-daula Mahmud and quickly progressed in wealth and honour. When he was forty he was thrown into prison after being wrongfully accused along with his patron of treachery by Sultan Ibrahim. He became a 'Servant of God' or a Sufi and a bit of a hermit. His famous Habsiyyat, (prison-songs) are among the most interesting poems in the Persian language. Shah Ni'mat'ullah (1330-1431) was the founder of an order of Sufis that is today the largest in Iran. As well as a Sufi Master he was a poet who at times used 'Sayyid' as his takhallus or pen-name. He was influenced by Ibn 'Arabi and Hafiz.. He composed many prose works on Sufism and his Divan contains over 13,000 couplets, mostly ghazals and ruba'is. Shah Da'i (1406-1464) was born and passed away in Shiraz. He was initiated into Sufism by Abu Ishaq Bahrami known as 'The Shaikh of Four Books', a leader or representative of Shah Ni'mat'ullah. Among Shah Dai's works are a number of risalahs (Essays) including interpretations of Koranic verses, a translation of a short work of Ibn 'Arabi. Qutub Shah (1565-1611) was the fifth sultan of the Qutub Shahi dynasty of Golconda in South India. He founded the city of Hyderabad. Qutub Shah was a scholar of Arabic and Persian. He wrote poetry in Urdu and Persian. Qutub Shah had the distinction of being the first Urdu poet and is credited with introducing a new sensibility into prevailing genres of Persian/Urdu poetry. He was also a mystic or Sufi poet. Shah Latif (1689-1752) was a Sufi Master and is considered by many to be the greatest poet of the Sindhi language. His book of poetry is called the Risalo. His shrine is located in Bhit and attracts hundreds of pilgrims every day. He is the most famous Sindhi poet and Sufi. Bulleh Shah (1680-1758) was a Sufi poet who composed in Punjabi and settled in Kasur, now in Pakistan. His Spiritual Master was Shah Inayat. The poetic form Bulleh Shah used is called the Kafi, a style of Punjabi poetry used not only by the Sufis of Sindh and Punjab, but also by Sikh gurus. Nur 'Ali Shah (1760-1796). The 36th Qutub or Perfect Master or 'Pole' of the Ni'matullah Sufi Order was born in Isfahan. The Ulama of Kirmansh 'Ali Bihbahani who was nick-named 'the Sufi killer' saw the Sufi Poet Nur 'Ali Shah as a threat and he was poisoned. The correct rhyme-structure for the first time has been achieved in all poems. Biographies of all poets and essays on Sufi Poetry & its Forms, Selected Bibliographies. Paul Smith (b. 1945) is a poet, author and translator of many books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages... including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Iqbal, Ghalib, Makhfi, Lalla Ded, Nazir, Iqbal, Seemab, Jigar and many others and his own poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children's books. memoir and a dozen screenplays. amazon.com/author/smithpa
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Indian Literature

Indian Literature

The emergence of Urdu as a fine instrument of literary expression was to a great
extent accelerated by the Sufi poets . ... an intensely personal poetry , the Sufi
poets in the Punjab and Sindh discovered the potentialityboth poetic and spiritual
- ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556032808669

Category: Indic literature

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Journal of South Asian Literature

Journal of South Asian Literature

This is the theme which inspired some of the great God - fearing souls of Sindh
and Punjab who found in it an ideal medium for explaining their mystic
experiences . It was through the Sufi saint - poets , like Shah Latif and Hashim
Shah ...

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ISBN: UVA:X030224200

Category: South Asian literature

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Great Sufi Wisdom Bulleh Shah 1680 1752

Great Sufi Wisdom Bulleh Shah  1680 1752

مرنا ناہیں بها شاه اساں Bulleh Shah is the most famous Punjabi Sufi Poet of the
Punjab . His mystic verses are not only popular in the Punjab but also in Sindh
and in India . Bulleh Shah was born in 1680 in the Syed family . His family moved
from ...

Author: Saʻīd Aḥmad

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ISBN: UOM:39015064124749

Category: Sufi poetry, Panjabi

Page: 112

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Categories: Sufi poetry, Panjabi

Him l

Him  l

During his lifetime , he was the best exponent of the poetry of the Sufia saints ,
especially Khawaja Fareed , who lived and died ... But Fareed's was not the only
verses Pathaney Khan sang ; his repertoire prominently featured other Punjabi
Sufi poets . ... The dominant poetical form in Punjabi and Sindhi has been the
Kafi .

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ISBN: UOM:39015088952323

Category: Economic development

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Immortal Poetry of Shaikh Ayaz

Immortal Poetry of Shaikh Ayaz

Report to Greece ” by Greek ' s great poet Kazan Zaks contains many reverential
and affectionate references to pre ... Above all he had reverence for the
cosmopolitan pantheism of the great Sufi Masters of Persia , Punjab and Sindh ...

Author: Jethro Mangaldas Girglani

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ISBN: UOM:39015081841069

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Page: 167

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Immortal Poetry of Sheikh Ayaz

Immortal Poetry of Sheikh Ayaz

Report to Greece ” by Greek ' s great poet Kazan Zaks contains many reverential
and affectionate references to pre ... Above all he had reverence for the
cosmopolitan pantheism of the great Sufi Masters of Persia , Punjab and Sindh ...

Author: Jethro Mangaldas Girglani

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ISBN: UOM:39015061498955

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Page: 151

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Sheikh Mubarak Ali Ayaz, 1923-1997, Sindhi poet and litterateur.
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Nine Lives

Nine Lives

For the Sufis always wrote not in the court Turkish or Persian of the Muslim
immigrants, but in the Sindhi, Punjabi or Hindi ... Sufi mystics of Sindh, not least
that of the greatest poet of the Sindhi language, the eighteenthcentury Sufi
master Shah ...

Author: William Dalrymple

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408803417

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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Three brothers from a remote village in the Himalayas are driven by poverty to become monks. One becomes a famous masked dancer; the second an accomplished player of the Tibetan temple trumpet; and the third a great Buddhist scholar. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death. A woman leaves her middle class family in Calcutta and her job in a jute factory, only to find unexpected love and fulfillment living as a tantric in a skull-filled hut in remote a cremation ground. A prison warder from Kerala becomes for two months of the year a temple dancer and is worshipped as an incarnate deity; then, at the end of February each year, he returns to prison. An idol maker, the thirty-fifth of a long line of sculptors going back to the legendary Chola bronze makers, regards creating Gods as one of the holiest callings in India, but has to reconcile himself to his son who only wants to study computer engineering. An illiterate goat herd from Rajasthan keeps alive an ancient 200,000-stanza sacred epic that he, virtually alone, still knows by heart. A devadasi - or temple prostitute - initially resists her own initiation into sex work, yet pushes both her daughters into a trade she regards as a sacred calling. Nine people, nine lives. Each one taking a different religious path, each one an unforgettable story.Exquisite and mesmerizing, and told with an almost biblical simplicity, William Dalrymple's first travel book in a decade explores how traditional forms of religious life in South Asia have been transformed in the vortex of the region's rapid change. Nine Lives is a distillation of twenty-five years of exploring India and writing about its religious traditions, taking you deep into worlds that you would never have imagined even existed.
Categories: Travel