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Rumi's Tales from the Silk Road: A Pilgrimage to Paradise
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Kamla K. Kapur
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Rumi's Tales from the Silk Road: A Pilgrimage to Paradise

Kamla K. Kapur


9781601090492

Mandala Publishing Group


Myth & legend told as fiction


Hardback

176 pages

$32.99
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The 13th century Sufi poet Rumi traveled in a landscape divided between the Persian and Byzantine empires, and his works express the passions, fables, and faith of both worlds. In this book, Rumi enthusiast Kamla Kapur reworks some of his writings into 30 tales of wit, wisdom, and faith. The basis for her stories is Reynold A. Nicholson's translation of Rumi's six-volume Mathnawi, an epic mystical poem of more than 25,000 verses. Kapur brings this dense, intimidating work into a far more readable form, putting her own spin on the stories yet remaining true to Rumi's vision. In charming tales such as The Witch of Kabul and Moses Learns a Lesson, she brings Rumi's verses to life as clever fables. Pilgrimage to Paradise gives readers one of Persia's greatest literary treasures in an accessible form that enlightens as it entertains.

By:   Kamla K. Kapur
Imprint:   Mandala Publishing Group
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   435g
ISBN:   9781601090492
ISBN 10:   1601090498
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   October 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kamla K. Kapur is well known in her native India as a poet, author, and playwright. Her previous work includes Ganesha Goes to Lunch (2007) and Rumi's Tales from the Silk Road (2009). Kapur has also published two books of poetry, As a Fountain in a Garden and Radha Speaks, numerous short stories, and a series of award winning plays. Kapur was on the faculty of Grossmont College in San Diego, California, for eighteen years and taught courses in play writing, poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, mythology, Shakespeare, and women's literature. She and her husband, Payson Stevens, divide their time living in the Kullu Valley in the Indian Himalayas and in Southern California. Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh is Professor of Religious Studies at Colby College. She holds the Crawford Family endowed chair. She has published extensively in the field of Sikhism. Her views have also been aired on television and radio around the world. She serves as a trustee for the American Institute for Indian Studies, and is on the editorial board of the History of Religions.

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