The Seven Wise Princesses by Wafa Tarnowska
A Medieval Persian Epic

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This captivating classic of Persian literature tells of a legendary prince, Shah Bahram, and of the ways in which he learns about leadership from the stories he is told by seven visiting princesses. The first English language translation for children of the great Sufi poet Nizami's twelfth-century masterpiece, Haft Paykar, it also offers a powerfully relevant message for our times, emphasizing
that personal virtue and wisdom are necessary prerequisites
for just rule.
 

About Wafa Tarnowska

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Mistry studied at Harrow School of Art and did postgraduate work at the Central St. Martin's School of Art.
 
Published August 31, 2000 by Barefoot Books Ltd. 96 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This collection of related tales, based on his epic poem Haft Paykar, recounts the story of Shah Bahram, who is taught and inspired by seven princesses from faraway lands.

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After his father's death and his ascension to shah, Bahram invites them to visit his own palace, and they each tell him a story, the morals of which convey the importance of patience, truth, faith, passion, serenity, fairness and devotion to God.

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