The Oriental Caravan by SIRDAR IKBAL ALI SHAH
Published by Darf in 1984
In The Oriental Caravan we are transported along the Golden Road to Samarkand, and far beyond, to discover the finest poetry and prose-extracts from the classics of Eastern and Middle-Eastern philosophical, metaphysical and religious writing.
Included are selected passages from the Qur’an, the Bible, the Vedas and the Talmud; poetry ranging from ancient Chinese verse, works from the great Ottoman and Arabic poets, through to FitzGerald’s Peerless translation of the Rubaiyat, and the poetry of Sir Rabindranathy Tagore.
Herein are the jewels of Eastern thought, containing much humour, wisdom, and works of unparalleled beauty. The general reader will discover that, indeed, ‘wisdom calms the mind’, while the serious student of classical Eastern literature will welcome the republication of this invaluable collection.
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