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Baba Farid: Selected Poems by Baba Farid


Translation & Introduction by Paul Smith

The father of Punjabi poetry Baba Farid (1173-1266) was born in the Punjab. Khwaja Bakhtiar Kaki was Baba Farid’s Spiritual Master. Kaki met Mu’in ud-din Chishti at Baghdad and became his disciple. The king at Delhi, Balban, welcomed Farid in Delhi. His daughter married Farid. Baba Farid, the Sufi Master poet laureate from Punjab is famous for his wise and spiritual couplets (slokas)… 112 of them are in the bible of the Sikhs (whom he influenced) the Guru Granth, and 128 are translated here with the correct rhyme-structure and meaning. Hospitals and factories and even a town named after him. Introduction on The Life, Times and Poetry of Baba Farid, Sufis & Dervishes: Their Art & Use of Poetry. 163 pages.


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It was sometime around , young Nizamuddin Auliya wandered into a desert in the depths of depression. How would he live now? For years he had nurtured just one desire: to find Baba Farid and place his head at his feet. He had excelled in his studies overcoming hunger and poverty. Nizamuddin could have become a judge.

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