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Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self

Fatemeh Keshavarz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748696925
eISBN:
9781474408608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696925.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Lyrics of Life: Sa’di on Love, Cosmopolitanism, and care of the Self is an accessible study of the lyrical, humorous, and social and education aspects of classical Persian poetry through the ghazals ... More


When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

Scott Kugle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626772
eISBN:
9781469626796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Two poets lived separate lives in the Deccan during the eighteenth century. Comparing them, this book illustrates the complexity of gender, sexuality, and religious practice in Islamic culture. Shah ... More


Sudan: Conflict and Rationality

David Keen

in War and Underdevelopment

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241880
eISBN:
9780191696978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241880.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Warfare, particularly civil warfare, has commonly been depicted as irrational. Recent civil wars, including the war in Sudan, have often been seen as the result of tribalism, mindless violence, ... More


Siraj’s Bewilderment

Scott Kugle

in When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626772
eISBN:
9781469626796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter introduces Siraj’s personality and poetry through his most famous ghazal. This poem is sung today in Qawwali and illustrates the depth and subtly of the Sufi tradition. Its various ... More


The Urdu Ghazal: A Gift of India's Composite Culture

Gopi Chand Narang

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190120795
eISBN:
9780190990053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120795.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Poetry

The Urdu ghazal is a marvel of the magnetic dynamism of husn o i’shq filled with innovative imagery. It is a celebration of life and love in an ambiance of pure ecstasy. It has a profound capacity ... More


The Neoclassicists

Gopi Chand Narang

in The Urdu Ghazal: A Gift of India's Composite Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190120795
eISBN:
9780190990053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120795.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Poetry

By the early twentieth century, Urdu literature had grown in variety and richness—it consisted of not only divans of ghazals but novels, dramas, historical accounts, biographies, and even books on ... More


Silent Springs: Groundwater Resources Under Threat

W. M. Edmunds

in Managing Water Resources, Past and Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199267644
eISBN:
9780191917592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199267644.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

Springs are symbolic of the sustainability of life on earth. Since the earliest times flowing springs have been held as sacred and as a subject of awe and fascination. Subterranean water is ... More


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