Bulleh Shah: A Selection By : Taufiq Rafat

Bulleh Shah: A Selection
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  • Author: Taufiq Rafat
    Publication Date: 14/01/2016
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This book is a collection of poems by the great Sufi poet of Punjab, Bulleh Shah (16801758), translated into English by Taufiq Rafat, one of Pakistans 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 Shahs 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.

Book Details

Number of Pages: 240 Pages
Bar Code: 9780199402885
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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