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Hazara poet Amir Khusrow (1253–1325 CE)

Saturday 5 January 2013, by admin

Ab’ul Hasan Yam?n ud-D?n Khusrow, originally a member of Lachin branch of the Hazara people was born in Patiyali in Uttar Pradesh. He was one of the most famous poets in 13 and 14 centuries.

Here are some of his literary works:

  • Tuhfa-tus-Sighr (Offering of a Minor) his first divan, contains poems composed between the age of 16 and 19
  • Wastul-Hayat (The Middle of Life) his second divan, contains poems composed at the peak of his poetic career
  • Ghurratul-Kamaal (The Prime of Perfection) poems composed between the age of 34 and 43
  • Baqia-Naqia (The Rest/The Miscellany) compiled at the age of 64
  • Qissa Chahar Darvesh The Tale of the Four Dervishes
  • Nihayatul-Kamaal (The Height of Wonders) compiled probably a few weeks before his death.
  • Qiran-us-Sa’dain (Meeting of the Two Auspicious Stars) Mathnavi about the historic meeting of Bughra Khan and his son Kyqbad after long enmity (1289)
  • Miftah-ul-Futooh (Key to the Victories) in praise of the victories of Jalaluddin Firuz Khilji (1291)
  • Ishqia/Mathnavi Duval Rani-Khizr Khan (Romance of Duval Rani and Khizr Khan) a tragic love poem about Gujarat’s princess Duval and Alauddin’s son Khizr (1316)
  • Noh Sepehr Mathnavi. (Mathnavi of the Nine Skies) Khusrau’s perceptions of India and its culture (1318)
  • Tarikh-i-Alai (‘Times of Alai’- Alauddin Khilji)
  • Tughluq Nama (Book of the Tughluqs) in prose (1320)
  • Khamsa-e-Nizami (Khamsa-e-Khusrau) five classical romances: Hasht-Bahisht, Matlaul-Anwar, Sheerin-Khusrau, Majnun-Laila and Aaina-Sikandari
  • Ejaaz-e-Khusrovi (The Miracles of Khusrau) an assortment of prose compiled by himself
  • Khazain-ul-Futooh (The Treasures of Victories) one of his more controversial books, in prose (1311–12)
  • Afzal-ul-Fawaid utterances of Nizamuddin Auliya
  • ?h?liq B?r? a versified glossary of Persian, Arabic, and Hindawi words and phrases attributed to Amir Khusrau, but most probably written in 1622 in Gwalior by ?iy? ud-D?n ?husrau
  • Jawahar-e- Khusrovi often dubbed as the Hindawi divan of Khusrau


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