Hafiz, Drunk with God, Selected Odes by Khalid Hameed Shaida

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From the author of Hafiz, the Voice of God; Khusro, the Indian Orpheus; and Ghalib, the Indian Beloved, comes this stunning collection of nearly three hundred selected and merry Eastern odes by the great Persian poet and mystic Hafiz

Born as Shamsuddin Mohamed in 1320 AD in Shiraz, Persia, Hafiz memorized the Quran at an early age to become known as Hafiz, which he later adopted as his pen name. A self taught scholar, mystic, and poet, he became the favorite of kings, princes as well as ministers and spent his adult life in affluence. Without a doubt he remains one of the most revered poets of all time and while much of his poetry has been lost over centuries, about six hundred poems, mainly odes, survive. Herein two hundred ninety nine are offered as a tiny celebration of what the world, in all her glory, provides.

About Khalid Hameed Shaida

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Indian born translator, Khalid Hameed Shaida earned his medical digree from King Edward Medical College in Pakistan And practiced medicine in Canada and the United States. He has translated the great Persian masters , Khusro, Hafiz, Ghalib, and Iqbal in his mother tongue of Urdu with a number of publications and reprints in Pakistan. In English, he has translated the poems of Khusro, Hafiz and Ghalib and published these as Khusro, the Indian Orpheus; Hafiz, the Voice of God; Hafiz, Drunk with God, and Ghalib, the Indian Beloved. Currently, he and his wife live a quiet life in Friendswood, Texas.
Published December 7, 2010 by CreateSpace. 480 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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