Amir Khusraw

Pages: 140
Subject: Religion: Islam
Series: Makers of the Muslim World
Imprint: Oneworld Academic
Illustrations: Illustrations

Amir Khusraw

The Poet of Sultans and Sufis

Sunil Sharma

Surveys the life and work of the 14th century poet.
Hardback
9781851683628 (23 May 2005)
RRP £25.00 / US$30.00

The Book

This book studies an important icon of medieval South Asian culture, Indian courtier, poet, musician and Sufi, Amir Khusraw (1253-1325), chiefly remembered for his poetry in Persian and Hindi, today an integral part of the performative qawwali tradition.

 

CONTENTS


Acknowledgments

Map

 

1 INTRODUCTION

 

2 IN A CITY OF SULTANS, SUFIS, AND POETS: AMIR KHUSRAW AND DELHI

Muslim India in the Thirteenth Century

Early Life and Career

Keeping Company with Sufis

Last Years

 

3 AMIR KHUSRAW AND THE WORLD OF PERSIAN LITERATURE

Persian Literature in India

Poetics of the Sacred and Profane Ghazal

Legend and History in Narrative Poetry

Prose Works

 

4 AMIR KHUSRAW AND INDIAN CULTURAL TRADITIONS

Music and Qawwali

Hindavi Poetry

Describing India

The Poet in Our Time

 

APPENDIX I: Biographical account of Amir Khusraw from Amir Khurd's Siyar al-awliya

APPENDIX II: Tale of the Tatar princess Gulnari, narrated on Tuesday in the Red Pavilion, from Amir Khusraw's Hasht bihisht

 

Chronology

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Series Makers of the Muslim World
Pages 140
Imprint Oneworld Academic
Illustrations Illustrations

 

About the Author

Sunil Sharma is Senior Lecturer in Persian at Boston University. Works include: Persian Poetry at the Indian Frontier (Permanent Black, 2000).