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Book details
  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:Inspirational & Religious
  • Language:English
  • Pages:336
  • eBook ISBN:9781615509270

Hafiz, Drunk with God

Selected Odes

by Khalid Hameed Shaida, MD

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Overview
From the author of Hafiz, the Voice of God; Khusro, the Indian Orpheus, and Ghalib, the Indian Beloved comes this stunning collrction of nearly three hundred selected and merry Eastern odes by the great poet and mystic Hafiz
Description
Born as Shamsuddin Mohamed in 1320 AD in Shiraz, Persia, Hafiz memorized the Quran at an early age to become known as Hafiz, which he later adopted as his pen name. A self taught scholar, mystic, and poet, he became the favorite of kings, princes as well as ministers and spent his adult life in affluence. Without a doubt he remains one of the most revered poets of all time and while much of his poetry has been lost over centuries, about six hundred poems, mainly odes, survive. Herein two hundred ninety nine are offered as a tiny celebration of what the world, in all her glory, provides.
About the author
Indian born translator Khalid Hameed Shaida earned medical digree from Pakistan and practiced medicine in both Canada and the United States. He has translated the great Persian masters, Khusro, Hafiz, Ghalib, and Iqbal in his mother tongue of Urdu with a number of publications and reprints to his credit in Pakistan. In English he has translated the poems of Hafiz, Khusro, and Ghalib. Currently his lives a quiet life with his wife in Friendswood, Texas.
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