The Book of Bullah: A Selection of Verses (English)

The Book of Bullah: A Selection of Verses (English)

Author : Manjul Bajaj

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Classification Poetry
Pub Date 25th January 2024
Imprint Amaryllis (An Imprint of Manjul Publishing House)
Page Extent 264
Binding Paperback
Language English
ISBN 9789355438300
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Rs. 399.00
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About the Book

The poetry of Bulleh Shah (1680–1758), a great Sufi saint of Punjab, has had enduring appeal over the centuries, inspiring fresh interpretations and garnering new converts to this day. His poems are as full of emotional intensity and passionate fervour, as they are of rebellion and rage against religious dogma. They will force the reader into deep reflections on the purpose of life and the certainty of death, and at the same time inspire spiritual longing and mystical ecstasy. In this volume, Manjul Bajaj interprets the imagery and symbols, metaphors and motifs of Bulleh Shah's verses for the modern reader and presents a hundred of his poems in a fresh and lucid English translation.

About the Author(s)

Manjul Bajaj graduated in Economics followed by masters degrees in Rural Management and Environmental Science. She worked as a development and environment professional for many years before becoming an author. Her debut novel, Come, Before Evening Falls, was shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize 2010 and her collection of short stories, Another Man’s Wife, was shortlisted for The Hindu Literary Prize 2013. Her novel In Search of Heer was listed for several prizes, including the JCB Prize for Literature in 2020. She is also the author of Elbie’s Quest and Nargisa’s Adventures, two books for children. She lives in Goa with her husband.

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