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Author G̲halib Lakhnav.

Title The adventures of Amir Hamza : lord of the auspicious planetary conjunction / Ghalib Lakhnavi and Abdullah Bilgrami ; translated, with an introduction and notes, by Musharraf Ali Farooqi.

Edition Modern Library paperback edition.
Publication Info. New York : Modern Library, 2008.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  398.20955 GHA    AVAILABLE
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Description xviii, 954 pages ; 21 cm
Note Epic literature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction / by Musharraf Ali Farooqi -- A note on the text -- The adventures of Amir Hamza -- Book One -- Book Two -- Book Three -- Book Four -- The history of the legend -- List of characters, historic figures, deities, and mythical beings.
Summary This panoramic saga dates back perhaps as early as the seventh century, when oral narratives of the deeds of the prophet Muhammad's uncle Amir Hamza spread through Arabia, Persia, and the Indian subcontinent, expanding into a chronicle of warriors, kings, tricksters, fairies, courtesans, and magical creatures. The definitive Urdu text appeared toward the end of the 19th century, but English translations have been censored and abridged--until now. Here, the adventures of Amir Hamza are captured with all the colorful action, ribaldry, and fantastic elements intact. Amir Hamza travels to exotic lands, defeats many enemies, loves many women, and converts hundreds of infidels to the True Faith of Islam before finding his way back to his first love, the Persian emperor's daughter. Guided by a Merlin-like clairvoyant called Buzurjmehr and accompanied by his loyal friend, the ingenious trickster Amar Ayyar, Amir Hamza rides his winged steed Ashqar into combat against a marvelous array of opponents.--From publisher description.
Subject Epic literature, Urdu -- Translations into English.
Added Author Bilgrm, ʻAbdullh usain.
Farooqi, Musharraf, 1968-
Added Title Romance of Amr amza. English.
Tarjamah-yi Dstn-i Amr amzah ibqirn get-satn paig̲ambar iruzzam Amr amzah ibn ʻAbd al-Mṳ̤ttalib ibn Hshim ibn ʻAbd al-Munf. English.
ISBN 9780812977431 paperback
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