Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > Baba Farid (Makers of Indian Literature)
Displaying 3278 of 4503         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Baba Farid (Makers of Indian Literature)
Baba Farid (Makers of Indian Literature)
Description
About The Book

Popularly and reverently known as Baba Farid, Shaikh Farid-ud-din, Ganj-i-Shakar is rightly regarded as the first Punjabi poet of sufism. His was a saintly life of asceticism and meditation. He wrote verses in Arabic, Persian, Punjabi and Other languages; but his Punjabi verses found an ardent admirer in Guru Nanak who is said to have preserved them for the benefit of future generations. It is significant that Baba Farid’s slokas charged with intellectual depth and emotional texture, have been incorporated in the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of the Sikhs.

About The Author

Sri Balwant Singh Anand assesses in this interesting monograph the poetic value of farid’s verse incorporated in the Guru Granth Sahib besides providing a brief account of the development of Sufism in Arabia and Persia and its advent in India in the form of Sufi Silsilahs.

Preface

The winter of 1973-74 in Delhi will be remembered, among other things, for the celebration of the octocentenary of shaikh Farid-ud-din, Ganj-i-Shakar. The credit for this event should go to the Punjabi University, Patiala, which arranged an International Seminar on Baba Farid in Delhi. Historians, scholars and lovers of Farid’s poetry collected at the India International Centre and for three days discussed various facts of life and works of Shaikh Farid. It was a meeting of like-minded people and served to strengthen bonds of friendship among Indian and Foreign scholars. We, who had admired the slokas of Baba Farid and had sung them so often, learnt many aspects of Sufism as represented in his works hitherto unknown to us. We also had privilege of enjoying a Faridi langar (lunch) at the Chisthti Culture Centre adjascent to the mausoleum of Khwaja Nizamuddin Chishti.Before the lunch, the hosts had arranged a delightful function at which prayers were offered to the departed saints and Kawalis were sung in the well-known emotional and ecstatic style of the chishti silsilah. The seminar and the functions connected with it heightened our awareness of Farid’s contribution to the composite culture of our country.

It was, therefore, a pleasant surprise for me, when soon after the seminar, the sahitya akadami invited me to write a monograph on Baba Farid. Nothing could have been more timely and more welcome. But the stipulated deadline for its completion added an element of urgency to it. However, I was happy to undertake the work. I was faced with two difficulties. One was the very limited authentic material available on the life of the poet and secondly, the existing translations of his verses did not do justice to the original text. Poetry in its verses did not do justice to the original text. Poetry in its totality cannot be translated from one language to another. The emotionally surcharged nuances of poetry and its deep associated with its cultural and social background have no counterpart in the language of a foreign land, particularly when one language belongs to the East and the other to the West. Farid’s verses have been translated by Macauliffe and Gopal Singh. Macauliffe’s translation is too literal and misses the deeper religious and spiritual connotations while that of Gopal Singh, though comparatively more imaginative, tends to take all manner of liberty and often misses the mark. Some verses have been translated by Khushwant Singh and Gurbachan Singh Talib. They are certainly an improvement on the earlier translations but they have yet to translate all the verses and make them available to the Public. I had, therefore, mostly to fall back on macauliffe’s translation and provide what I thought was lacking in the form of comments and analysis of verses. It is hoped that the reader will get some idea of the underlying music and deeper meanings of Farid’s slokas.

The present monograph seeks to provide a brief account of the development of Sufism in Arabia and Persia and its advent in India in the Shape of Various Sufi Silsilah. Apart from some details about the life of Shaikh Farid, an attempt has been made to assess the poetical value of Farid’s verses incorporated in Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of the Sikhs. It is hoped that the monograph will provide a fair idea of the personality and writings of Shaikh Farid-ud-din-Ganj-i-Shakar.

Contents

1The historical perspective1
2Life and teachings13
3Farid mas'udor farid sani34
4Farid as a poet of shariat44
5Farid as a poet of tariqat67
6Farid-the artist87
Bibliography96

Baba Farid (Makers of Indian Literature)

Item Code:
NAD977
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2007
Publisher:
ISBN:
9788126024803
Size:
8.5 Inch X 5.5 Inch
Pages:
95
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 152 gms
Price:
$7.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Baba Farid (Makers of Indian Literature)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 2605 times since 25th Feb, 2013
About The Book

Popularly and reverently known as Baba Farid, Shaikh Farid-ud-din, Ganj-i-Shakar is rightly regarded as the first Punjabi poet of sufism. His was a saintly life of asceticism and meditation. He wrote verses in Arabic, Persian, Punjabi and Other languages; but his Punjabi verses found an ardent admirer in Guru Nanak who is said to have preserved them for the benefit of future generations. It is significant that Baba Farid’s slokas charged with intellectual depth and emotional texture, have been incorporated in the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of the Sikhs.

About The Author

Sri Balwant Singh Anand assesses in this interesting monograph the poetic value of farid’s verse incorporated in the Guru Granth Sahib besides providing a brief account of the development of Sufism in Arabia and Persia and its advent in India in the form of Sufi Silsilahs.

Preface

The winter of 1973-74 in Delhi will be remembered, among other things, for the celebration of the octocentenary of shaikh Farid-ud-din, Ganj-i-Shakar. The credit for this event should go to the Punjabi University, Patiala, which arranged an International Seminar on Baba Farid in Delhi. Historians, scholars and lovers of Farid’s poetry collected at the India International Centre and for three days discussed various facts of life and works of Shaikh Farid. It was a meeting of like-minded people and served to strengthen bonds of friendship among Indian and Foreign scholars. We, who had admired the slokas of Baba Farid and had sung them so often, learnt many aspects of Sufism as represented in his works hitherto unknown to us. We also had privilege of enjoying a Faridi langar (lunch) at the Chisthti Culture Centre adjascent to the mausoleum of Khwaja Nizamuddin Chishti.Before the lunch, the hosts had arranged a delightful function at which prayers were offered to the departed saints and Kawalis were sung in the well-known emotional and ecstatic style of the chishti silsilah. The seminar and the functions connected with it heightened our awareness of Farid’s contribution to the composite culture of our country.

It was, therefore, a pleasant surprise for me, when soon after the seminar, the sahitya akadami invited me to write a monograph on Baba Farid. Nothing could have been more timely and more welcome. But the stipulated deadline for its completion added an element of urgency to it. However, I was happy to undertake the work. I was faced with two difficulties. One was the very limited authentic material available on the life of the poet and secondly, the existing translations of his verses did not do justice to the original text. Poetry in its verses did not do justice to the original text. Poetry in its totality cannot be translated from one language to another. The emotionally surcharged nuances of poetry and its deep associated with its cultural and social background have no counterpart in the language of a foreign land, particularly when one language belongs to the East and the other to the West. Farid’s verses have been translated by Macauliffe and Gopal Singh. Macauliffe’s translation is too literal and misses the deeper religious and spiritual connotations while that of Gopal Singh, though comparatively more imaginative, tends to take all manner of liberty and often misses the mark. Some verses have been translated by Khushwant Singh and Gurbachan Singh Talib. They are certainly an improvement on the earlier translations but they have yet to translate all the verses and make them available to the Public. I had, therefore, mostly to fall back on macauliffe’s translation and provide what I thought was lacking in the form of comments and analysis of verses. It is hoped that the reader will get some idea of the underlying music and deeper meanings of Farid’s slokas.

The present monograph seeks to provide a brief account of the development of Sufism in Arabia and Persia and its advent in India in the Shape of Various Sufi Silsilah. Apart from some details about the life of Shaikh Farid, an attempt has been made to assess the poetical value of Farid’s verses incorporated in Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of the Sikhs. It is hoped that the monograph will provide a fair idea of the personality and writings of Shaikh Farid-ud-din-Ganj-i-Shakar.

Contents

1The historical perspective1
2Life and teachings13
3Farid mas'udor farid sani34
4Farid as a poet of shariat44
5Farid as a poet of tariqat67
6Farid-the artist87
Bibliography96
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Baba Ala Singh Founder of Patiala Kingdom
Item Code: IDK270
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Faridkot: Architectural Heritage of a Sikh State
by Subhas Parihar
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Aryan Books International
Item Code: NAF766
$95.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Indus People (Saraiki Saga and Sufi-Sant Renaissance)
by Girja Kumar
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Vitasta Publishing Pvt. Ltd
Item Code: NAI418
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sufism the Heart of Islam
by Sadia Dehlvi
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Harper Collins Publishers
Item Code: IHL440
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Prominent Mystic Poets of Punjab
Item Code: IDH600
$11.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Sufi Saints of the Indian Subcontinent
Item Code: IDI104
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Eminent Indians: Saints & Sages
by M.L. Ahuja
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Rupa & Company
Item Code: NAC315
$10.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Pearls of Wisdom
by Dr. Khwaja Anwar Ullah Khan
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Kitab Bhavan
Item Code: NAJ555
$15.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ajmer Sharif (Khwaja Gharib Nawaz and Ajmer)
Deal 20% Off
by J+Wasi
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Shubhi Publications
Item Code: IHJ074
$65.00$52.00
You save: $13.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Guru Nanak and His Teachings
Item Code: IDI825
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I love this web site and love coming to see what you have online.
Glenn, Australia
Received package today, thank you! Love how everything was packed, I especially enjoyed the fabric covering! Thank you for all you do!
Frances, Austin, Texas
Hi, just got my order! Wow! Soooooo beautiful!!! I'm so happy! You rock, thank you!
Amy, Malibu, USA
Nice website..has a collection of rare books.
Srikanth
Beautiful products nicely presented and easy to use website
Amanda, UK.
I received my order, very very beautiful products. I hope to buy something more. Thank you!
Gulnora, Uzbekistan
Thank you very much for the courtesy you showed me for the time I buy my books. The last book is a good book. İt is important in terms of recognizing fine art of İndia.
Suzan, Turkey
Thank You very much Sir. I really like the saree and the blouse fit perfeact. Thank You again.
Sulbha, USA
I have received the parcel yesterday and the shiv-linga idol is sooo beautiful and u have exceeded my expectations...
Guruprasad, Bangalore
Yesterday I received my lost and through you again found order. Very quickly I must say !. Thank you and thank you again for your service. I am very happy with this double CD of Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan. I thought it was lost forever and now I can add it to my CD collection. I hope in the near future to buy again at your online shop. You have wonderful items to offer !
Joke van der Baars, the Netherlands
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India