By Nazir Akbarabadi,Paul Smiyj
Translation and creation Paul Smith
Nazir Akbarabadi (1735-1830) is an Indian poet often called the ‘Father of Nazm’, who wrote commonly Urdu ghazals and nazms. it truly is stated that Nazir’s poetic treasure consisted of approximately 200,000 yet in basic terms approximately 6000 couplets stay. The canvas of Nazir’s nazms is so colossal that it encompasses all points of human habit and each individual can locate nazms that could swimsuit his style. lots of his poems are approximately way of life and observations of items equivalent to education a tender undergo or the pleasures of the wet season, how good looks can fade, the lives of previous prostitutes, and so forth. His poems are enjoyed by way of folks this present day. lots of his poems are non secular and he's obvious as a real Sufi. Bankey Behari: ‘He observed the Lord far and wide. His meditations led him to the belief of the different types of the Lord in addition to the Formless Divinity. He sings of Shri Krishna with the best fervour as of Hazrat Ali and the Prophet Mohammed, and turns his face if he comes around the pseudo-saints and non secular preceptors who're in need of in consciousness and but profess it. through a ways he's top in portraying the warmth of his craving for his vision.’ this is often the most important translation of his poetry into English, with the proper shape & which means. creation on his lifestyles, occasions & Poetry and at the poetic kinds he used. chosen Bibliography. huge layout Paperback 7” x 10” 329 pages.
COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.
“It isn't a joke... the English model of the entire ghazals of Hafiz is a brilliant feat and of paramount value. i'm astonished. ” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator from English into Persian, knower of Hafiz’s Divan off by way of heart.
Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of manybooks of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and different languages… together with Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Mu’in, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Omar Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Mahsati, Lalla Ded, Bulleh Shah, Shah Latif, Makhfi, Ghalib, Iqbal, Abu Nuwas and so forth, in addition to his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and a dozen screenplays.