Love's Last Madness: Poems on a Spiritual Path

Love's Last Madness: Poems on a Spiritual Path


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948796385
Publisher: Epigraph Publishing
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 1,049,419
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition xiii

Transliteration System for Urdu, Hindi, Persian, and Arabic xviii

Introduction 1

Sant Darshan Singh (1921–1989) 1

Sant Mat—The Theory of the Mystic Path 6

The Mystic Path through Darshan’s Poetry 8

The Roots of Urdu Poetry 19

The Ghazal—Form 22

The Ghazal—Themes 24

The Lyric Voice of Darshan’s Poetry 27

Gender in the Ghazal 29

Problems Encountered in Translating and Annotating 30

Mystical Symbols Frequently Employed in Darshan’s Poetry 31

Selected Poetry: Matā‘-e Nūr –Treasure House of Light 35

Translations of Urdu Ghazals 37

Translations of Persian Ghazals 123

Translations of Urdu Sonnets 129

A Bouquet from Darshan’s Garden 133

Commentary on the Poems 137

Table of Correspondence between Translated Poems and Urdu Originals 212

Notes 214

Bibliography 240

About the Translators 249

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