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9780670088270 60ad0cc082cd381252a32d36 Verses of a Lowly Fakir https://www.midlandbookshop.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ad0cc182cd381252a32d9b/9780670088270-us.jpg Poet, weaver, mystic, saint, Shah Hussein created a stir in sixteenth-century Punjab through his unconventional lifestyle and the subversive power of his poetry. Popularly known as Madho Lal Hussein, after he adopted the name of his young lover and disciple, he remains a beguiling, enigmatic figure: a firebrand whose growing fame was a cause of anxiety for the political elite, a Muslim who fell in love with a Hindu boy and won his heart and devotion, a rebel philosopher who found solace in ignominy. Deceptively simple and astonishingly relevant, the poems in this magnificent collection are charged with longing, and offer insight into the true nature of love and death, desire and sublimation. Naveed Alam's lilting translation brings out the verve and allure of Hussein's verses which continue to be sung and recited over 400 years after his death. 9780670088270
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Verses of a Lowly Fakir

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  • ISBN: 9780670088270
  • Author: Madho Hussein
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Pages: 208
  • Format: Hardback
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Poet, weaver, mystic, saint, Shah Hussein created a stir in sixteenth-century Punjab through his unconventional lifestyle and the subversive power of his poetry. Popularly known as Madho Lal Hussein, after he adopted the name of his young lover and disciple, he remains a beguiling, enigmatic figure: a firebrand whose growing fame was a cause of anxiety for the political elite, a Muslim who fell in love with a Hindu boy and won his heart and devotion, a rebel philosopher who found solace in ignominy. Deceptively simple and astonishingly relevant, the poems in this magnificent collection are charged with longing, and offer insight into the true nature of love and death, desire and sublimation. Naveed Alam's lilting translation brings out the verve and allure of Hussein's verses which continue to be sung and recited over 400 years after his death.

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