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By Mir Amman, Mohammed Zakir

A astounding Urdu epic that inspires a mystical Indo-Muslim world

initially composed within the fourteenth century and made preferred in 1803 by way of Mir Amman's colloquial retelling, this splendidly wonderful tale paints a portrait of and colourful time and position. In depression at having no son to prevail him, the king of Turkey leaves his palace to dwell in seclusion. quickly later on, notwithstanding, he encounters 4 wandering dervishes-three princes and a wealthy merchant-who were guided to Turkey via a supernatural strength that prophesied their assembly. because the 5 males take a seat jointly in the dark sharing their stories of misplaced love, a powerful panorama unearths courtly intrigue and romance, fairies and djinn, oriental gardens and indulgent feasts.

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Even the Greeks of the day of Plato and Aristotle, who were much nearer than the Hindus to our ways of thought and feel­ ing and to our actual tradition, did not share it. Indeed, Saint Augustine seems to have been the first to conceive of this modern idea of time. His conception established itself only gradually in opposition to the notion formerly current. T h e Augustinian Society has published a paper by Erich Frank,* in which it is pointed out that both Aristotle and Plate believed that every art and science had many times developed to its apogee and then perished.

For they are of a more archaic type than those familiar to us from the literature of the Greeks—the gods and myths of Homer, the heroes of the Athenian tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. T h e latter have been re­ fashioned by poetic master-minds, are largely individual cre­ ations, and in this respect resemble our modem attempts to deal with traditional forms. As in the works of Shelley and Swin­ burne, or, above all, Wagner, there is always in the post-Homeric productions of the Greeks an attempt to stamp old mythological coins with new meanings, new interpretations of existence based on individual experience.

Vishnu begins the terrible last work by pouring his infinite energy into the sun. He himself becomes the sun. W ith its fierce, devouring rays he draws into himself the eyesight of every animate being. T h e whole world dries up and withers, the earth splits, and through 36 deep fissures a deadly blaze of heat licks at the divine waters of the subterranean abyss; these are caught up and swallowed. And when the life-sap has entirely vanished from both the egg­ shaped cosmic body and all the bodies of its creatures, Vishnu be­ comes the wind, the cosmic life-breath, and pulls out of all crea­ tures the enlivening air.

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