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Paperback. Pub Date :2007-8-1 Pages: 158 Publisher: Penguin In despair at having no son to succeed him. the King of Turkeyleaves his palace to live in seclusion Soon after. however. heencounters four wandering dervishes - three princes and. a richmerchant from Persia. Yemen and China - who have been guided toTurkey by a supernatural force that prophesied their meeting Thefive men sit together in the dead of night. each in turn tellingthe tale of lost love that led him to renounce the world As.. theirstories within stories unfold. a magnificent world is revealed ofcourtly intrigue and romance. fairies and djinn. oriental gardensand lavish feasts. adventures and mishaps. A Tale of FourDervishes (1803) is an exquisite example of Urdu fiction thatprovides a fascinating glimpse into the customs. beliefs and peopleof the time Contents:. IntroductionThe Authors PetitionPrologueThe ...

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In despair at having no son to succeed him, the King of Turkey leaves his palace to live in seclusion. Soon after, however, he encounters four wandering dervishes - three princes and a rich merchant from Persia, Yemen and China - who have been guided to Turkey by a supernatural force that prophesied their meeting. The five men sit together in the dead of night, each in turn telling the tale of lost love that led him to renounce the world. As their stories within stories unfold, a magnificent world is revealed of courtly intrigue and romance, fairies and djinn, oriental gardens and lavish feasts, adventures and mishaps. "A Tale of Four Dervishes" (1803) is an exquisite example of Urdu fiction that provides a fascinating glimpse into the customs, beliefs and people of the time.

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Bagh-o-Bahar, also known as Qissa-e-Chahar Darvesh, is believed to have been composed in Persian sometime in the fourteenth century. Though the first Urdu translation appeared in 1775, it was Mir Amman's translation in colloquial Urdu, completed in 1803, that made the work popular.

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