Death before Dying: The Sufi Poems of Sultan Bahu

Death before Dying: The Sufi Poems of Sultan Bahu

by Sultan Bahu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520212428

ISBN-13: 9780520212428

Pub. Date: 04/01/1998

Publisher: University of California Press


"The heart's desire is unfulfilled and distant. My Lover won't give it medicine, and it won't mend its ways. Hotter fires burn in love's battlefield And, Bahu, I'm in awe of those who charge in. With their earthy charm and engaging simplicity, these Punjabi verses convey the immediacy of the spiritual quest as expressed in the popular idiom and imagery of…  See more details below

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"The heart's desire is unfulfilled and distant. My Lover won't give it medicine, and it won't mend its ways. Hotter fires burn in love's battlefield And, Bahu, I'm in awe of those who charge in. With their earthy charm and engaging simplicity, these Punjabi verses convey the immediacy of the spiritual quest as expressed in the popular idiom and imagery of the countryside. A fine choice for courses in Islamic religious studies and spirituality."--John Renard, author of Seven Doors to Islam

"The great Punjabi Sufi poet Sultan Bahu comes alive for English readers in this lucid and accessible translation. Transmitted orally by generations of singers, these powerful verses show how Sufism has actually been communicated."--Carl W. Ernst, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520212428
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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