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The Tale of Four Dervishes
June 1, 1992
by Cambridge University Press
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||120|
These are teaching stories in the Sufi tradition. Those who probe beyond the surface will find multiple meanings to challenge assumptions and foster new ways of thinking and perceiving. Tales of the Dervishes is essential reading for anyone interested in Sufi thought, the significance and history of tales, or simply superb entertainment. A mysterious chest is buried unopened. A wondrous caravan brings fortune to a simple cobbler. An outcast princess creates a new life in the wilderness. Some of the 78 tales in this remarkable book first appeared in print over a thousand years ago; others are medieval classics. Yet each has a special relevance for us at the dawn of the 21st century.
These stories were originally written in Persian by Amir Khusro as "Ghasseh-e Chahar Darvesh" (The Tale of the Four Dervishes). It was initially translated by an unknown author into Urdu but the language was a highly literate one and was not understood by general public to enjoy. In , College of Fort William in Calcutta started a project translating Indian literature. Tale Of Four Dervishes by Mir Amman. our price , Save Rs. Buy Tale Of Four Dervishes online, free home delivery. ISBN: , Author: Mir Amman.
"Originally published in Great Britain in two separate volumes under the titles The tale of the four dervishes of Amir Khusru and Folk tales of Central Asia." Description: xiv, pages ; 21 cm. In his book, Tales of the Dervishes, Shah collected classic Sufi tales in many forms, traditional oral, unpublished and otherwise, to bring some of that wisdom to the Western world. All have their morals and lessons at the end, to further punctuate the state of affairs. The tales themselves come from across the Middle East.
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The stories in A Tale of Four Dervishes are endlessly fascinating and thrilling, involving the kind of derring-do usually associated with Indiana Jones movies. The characters are larger than life and interact with various genies and fairies and witches and wizards/5(20).
The Tale of Four Dervishes is a very quick read, peppered with Djinns, Fairies, thousands of gold Narrated by Amir Khusro to distract an ailing Nizamuddin Auliya, the book follows the frame structure of storytelling just like the Arabian Nights/5. : The Tale of Four Dervishes (Dramaworld) (): Hadley, Eric: Books Books Go Search Hello Select your address Best Sellers Customer Service New Author: Eric Hadley.
A Tale of Four Dervishes () is an exquisite example of Urdu fiction that provides a fascinating glimpse into the customs, beliefs and people of the : Mir Amman. The Tale of the Four Dervishes by Shah, Amina Harper & Row,lst., ISBN: Softcover in good condition.
Text is clean and unmarked, binding tight, pages tanned due to paper used. Cover is clean. This is a collection of charming tales handed down from generation to generation.
The four dervishes who relater their experience are princes of rich merchants who have renounced the world on account of their unsuccessful love lives. They are guided by a supernatural force to a city where, with the intercession of a king and the help of the king of the djinn, they are reunited with their loves.
Dervish tales are more than fable, legend, or folklore. For centuries dervish masters have instructed their disciples by means of these teaching stories, which are said to increase perception and knowledge and provide a better understanding of man and the world. In wit, construction, and piquancy, they compare with the finest tales of any culture.
Idries Shah spent many/5. cludes all five The Tale of Four Dervishes book of the ‘Story of four dervishes’ (for this preface, see Appendix 1 for the summary of the composition and page numbers of each tale in the MS, see be-low, pp. Preface of the translator The preface of the ‘Story of four dervishes’ (henceforth SFD) contains a doxology,File Size: 1MB.
A Tale of Four Dervishes is among the best known and highly regarded works of Urdu fiction -- it remains "a monumental classic of Urdu literature", as Mohammed Zakir writes in his Introduction. It is actually a translation of sorts, based on a much earlier work (and later variations thereof), the 14th century Qissa-e-Chahar Darvesh by Amir Khusrau.
THE BOOK OF AMIR KHUSRAU Selected Poems & The Tale of the Four DervishesTranslation & Introduction Paul SmithAmir Khusrau (), the Parrot of India was born at Patigali near the Ganges in India.
At the age of thirty-six he was poet-laureate, serving many : Amir Khusrau, Paul Smith. About A Tale of Four Dervishes.
A dazzling Urdu epic that evokes a magical Indo-Muslim world Originally composed in the fourteenth century and made popular in by Mir Amman’s colloquial retelling, this wonderfully entertaining story paints a portrait of a distant and colorful time and place.
A Tale of Four Dervishes by Mir Amman and Mohammed Zakir. This book is a collection of five main stories and several sub-stories loosely strung together, with all the ingredients of a traditional oriental epic--beauty, valour, love and adventure with elements of the supernatural.
The principal characters are four wandering dervishes--three princes and a rich merchant--who have renounced the. The Sufis, by Idries Shah. Read by David Ault ‘Perhaps the best introduction to the body of Shah’s work, the most comprehensively informative.
And one is. A Tale of Four Dervishes () is an exquisite example of Urdu fiction that provides a fascinating glimpse into the customs, beliefs and people of the time. Book Details Number of Pages. If there is some validity to the Dervish Tale preceding the Homeric epics, then it's possible that the Greek custom of xenia, the concept of hospitality, or generosity, and courtesy shown to those who are far from home, originated in the Tale of the Four Dervishes, for in each tale, one of the Dervishes is abandoned helpless and penniless, far from home, and dependent upon the kindness of strangers.
In every case. About Tales of the Dervishes. Dervish tales are more than fable, legend, or folklore. For centuries dervish masters have instructed their disciples by means of these teaching stories, which are said to increase perception and knowledge and provide a better understanding of man and the world.
Tales of the Dervishes, a book which contains Teaching Stories from Sufi Masters, is very short on interpretation of Reality, or descriptions of Reality, or categorizations of Reality, and very long on the means to develope one's own perception and understanding.5/5(5).
Dervish or Darvesh or Darwīsh (from Persian: درویش , Darvīsh) in Islam can refer broadly to members of a Sufi fraternity (), or more narrowly to a religious mendicant, who chose or accepted material poverty. The latter usage is found particularly in Persian and Turkish, corresponding to the Arabic term faqir.
Their focus is on the universal values of love and service, deserting the. A Tale of Four Dervishes By Mir Amman Penguin Pages: Price: Rs Those whose image of Urdu literature is built on filmi songs and gajals (as against ghazals) will do well to turn to this slim volume, ably edited and translated by Mohammed Zakir of the Jamia Millia Islamia, to get a feel of the development of Urdu prose.
And those who insist on Urdu being a "foreign language" may. Buy A Tale of Four Dervishes (Penguin Classics) by Amman, Mir, Zakir, Mohammed (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(20).
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