Madhumalati: An Indian Sufi Romance

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OUP Oxford, Feb 1, 2001 - Social Science - 336 pages
The mystical romance Madhumalati tells the story of a prince, Manohar, and his love for the beautiful princess Madhumalati. When they are separated they have to endure suffering, adventure, and transformation before they can be reunited and experience true happiness. A delightful love story, the poem is also rich in mystical symbolism and the story of the two lovers represents the stages on the spiritual path to enlightenment. Madhumalati was written in the sixteenth century and it is an outstanding example of Sufi literature in the Indian Islamic tradition. Originally written in a dialect of Eastern Hindi it is here translated for the first time into English verse, with an introduction and notes that explain the poem's religious significance.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
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Introduction
xi
Note on the Text
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Select Bibliography
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Chronology
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The Symmetry of Madhum257lat299
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Explanatory Notes
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