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By Mir Amman, Mohammed Zakir

ISBN-10: 0140455183

ISBN-13: 9780140455182

A marvelous Urdu epic that conjures up a paranormal Indo-Muslim world

initially composed within the fourteenth century and made favored in 1803 via Mir Amman's colloquial retelling, this splendidly unique tale paints a portrait of a far off and colourful time and position. In melancholy at having no son to be successful him, the king of Turkey leaves his palace to dwell in seclusion. quickly in a while, even though, he encounters 4 wandering dervishes-three princes and a wealthy merchant-who were guided to Turkey through a supernatural strength that prophesied their assembly. because the 5 males sit down jointly at nighttime sharing their stories of misplaced love, an impressive panorama unearths courtly intrigue and romance, fairies and djinn, oriental gardens and indulgent feasts.

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Seven years passed. Each tree grew seven branches, one branch remained 'How is just as that for each year, but each man he was, showed no increase. 'How can asked God. ' they increase,' said Maidere, 'Then you'd better come down from your golden mountain and make them one,' said God. So Maidere came down from his golden mountain, and started to create woman. But he could only fashion her body, he could not breathe life into it. Off he went anyone near as loud as Ulgen, leaving to find her,' he said.

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