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ISBN: 8184000448
Author: Ghalib Lakhnavi
Language: English
Publisher: Random House.India (2008)
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Luckily for us, the Dastan-e Amir Hamza was written in 1855, capturing in written form a long oral tradition substantially .

Luckily for us, the Dastan-e Amir Hamza was written in 1855, capturing in written form a long oral tradition substantially more ornate and literary. That overwritten verbose floridness is part of its charm. This book is what Musharraf Ali Farooqi has translated into English in The Adventures of Amir Hamza, bringing to English readers the first complete translation of the life and times of Amir Hamza. The Adventures of Amir Hamza consists of four books, beginning with a background to Amir Hamza: his ancestors, his mentors, his family.

By Ghalib Lakhnavi and Abdullah Bilgrami Translated by Musharraf Ali Farooqi. About The Adventures of Amir Hamza. By Ghalib Lakhnavi and Abdullah Bilgrami Translated by Musharraf Ali Farooqi. Here is the first unabridged English translation of a major Indo-Persian epic: a panoramic tale of magic and passion, a classic hero’s odyssey that has captivated much of the world. It is the spellbinding story of Amir Hamza, the adventurer who in the service of the Persian emperor defeats many enemies, loves many women, and converts hundreds of infidels to the True Faith before finding his way back to his first love.

The Adventure of Amir Hamza. Ghalib Lakhnavi was a writer and poet who worked in India in the nineteenth century. His only known work is the one-volume Dastan-e Amir Hamza (1855). Abdullah Bilgrami taught Arabic in Kanpur, India. His only known work besides his enlargement of Ghalib Lakhnavi’s Dastan-e Amir Hamza (1871) is a leaflet on the game of chess written in 1882. Musharraf Ali Farooqi has translated the magical fantasy epic Hoshruba and works of the contemporary Urdu poet Afzal Ahmed Syed.

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A New Statesman BOOK OF THE YEAR "I was bowled over by a remarkable new translation of The Adventures of Amir Hamza, the Iliad and Odyssey of the medieval Persian world: a rollicking, magic-filled heroic saga, full of myth and imagination. It is the first time it has been translated into English and it is as close as is now possible to the world of the Mughal campfire - those night gatherings of soldiers, Sufis, musicians and camp followers one sees in Mughal miniatures - a storyteller beginning his tale in the clearing of a forest as the embers of the blaze glow red and eager

It is the spellbinding story of Amir Hamza, the adventurer who in the service of the Persian emperor defeats many enemies, loves many women, and converts hundreds of infidels to the True Faith before finding his way back to his first love.

Publication Date: 07/03/2008. In Musharraf Ali Farooqi s faithful rendition, this masterwork is captured with all its colorful action and fantastic elements intact. Appreciated as the seminal Islamic epic or enjoyed as a sweeping tale as rich and inventive as Homer s epic sagas, The Adventures of Amir Hamza is a true literary treasure.

Mirzā Amānʻalīk̲h̲ān̲ Lakhnavī G̲h̲ālib, G̲h̲ālib Lakhnavī, ʻAbdullāh Ḥusain .

Mirzā Amānʻalīk̲h̲ān̲ Lakhnavī G̲h̲ālib, G̲h̲ālib Lakhnavī, ʻAbdullāh Ḥusain Bilgrāmī. Modern Library, 2007 - 948 من الصفحات. Here is the spellbinding story of Amir Hamza, the adventurer who loves Mehr-Nigar, the daughter of the Persian emperor, Naushervan. Traveling to exotic lands in the service of his emperor, Amir Hamza defeats many enemies, loves many women, and converts hundreds of infidels to the True Faith of Islam before finding his way back to his first love.

Ghalib Lakhnavi and Abdullah Bilgrami. An excerpt from The Adventures of Amir Hamza. Chapter 1. The florid news writers, the sweet-lipped historians, revivers of old tales and renewers of past legends, relate that there ruled at Ctesiphon1 in Persia (image of Heaven!)

The arabian nights of the mughal world in its definitive english translation the adventures of amir hamza dates back hundreds ofyears, perhaps to as early as the seventh century, when oral narratives of the deeds of the prophet muhammad's uncle amir hamza spread through arabia, persia and the indian subcontinent, expanding into a marvelous chroniclethe definitive one - volume urdu text by ghalib lakhnavi and abdull ahbilgrami appeared toward the end of the nineteenth century, but english translations of this text have always been censored and abridged - until now in musharraf ali farooqi's faithful rendition, the adventures of amir hamza is captured with all its colorful action, ribaldry, and fantastic elements intact here is the spell binding story of amir hamza the adventurer who loves mehr - nigar, the daughter of the persian emperor, naushervan guided by a clairvoyant called bazurjmehr, protected by legendary prophets,and accompanied by his loyal friend, the ingenious trickster amar ayyar, amir hamza rides his devoted winged demon - steed, ashqar, into combat against a marvelous array of opponents a sweeping tale, the adventures of amir hamza is an extraordinary creation and a true literary treasure'remarkable... the iliad and odyssey of the medieval persian world: a rollicking, magic - filled heroic saga, full of myth and imagination 'william dalrymple'its hard to think of an epic more dazzlingly splendid, and strangely forgotten,than the adventures of amir hamza... farooqi has given world literature agift... non - urdu - speaking readers can at last appreciate an epic on par withanything in the western canon" ' time magazinehow wonderful that english speaking readers now have access to one of thegreat classical narratives of popular persian and islamic culture the universal appeal of this book lies in its colorful, playful and simply beautiful renditionof a world that is both fabulous and greatly entertaining' azar nafisi

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