By Paul Smith
Translation & creation via Paul Smith
Lalla Ded is the recognized girl poet/saint from Kashmir who lived at the exact same time as Hafiz of Shiraz (1320-1392). Her vakhs (poems/sayings) are sung even this day in Kashmir. She was once married at a tender age however the marriage used to be a failure and he or she walked out on the age of twenty-four. She turned a disciple of Siddha Srikanth. It should have taken loads of braveness on her half to stroll out of a wedding and to stroll round unclothed as she did. She was once taken care of with contempt by means of a few and masses reverence via others, seeing her as a saint and at last as God-realized. Her 200 vakhs are a number of the oldest examples of Kashmiri written. She was once a bridge among Hindu mysticism and Sufism. Her poems are extra influential this day than ever, not just in Kashmir yet world wide. listed here are 134 poems with right shape and that means. advent on her existence, occasions & Poetry. a hundred and forty pages in paperback .
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 value. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'm going to kiss the fingertips that wrote one of these masterpiece encouraged by means of the writer of all.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator into Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off through heart.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best selection of literary evidence and heritage bearing on Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books writer of poems encouraged by way of Hafiz).
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, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Shah Latif, Mahsati, Bulleh Shah, Khushal Khan Khattak etc, in addition to poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and screenplays.
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