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Amir Khusrau: An Introduction
by Dr. Sunil Sharma
Amir Khusrau (1253-1325) was one of the luminaries of medieval Delhi, a city that he loved also because it was the home of his Sufi master, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya (1238-1325). Khusrau the ‘parrot of India’was a courtier-poet, read more >>
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The Enigma of Amir Khusrau’s Contribution to Indian Music
by Yousuf Saeed
A large number of claims are made about what the 14th century poet Amir Khusrau ‘invented’ or contributed to Indian music, especially by the practitioners of Hindustani classical tradition and Sufi musical cultures of north India read more >>
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Hindavi Kalaams of Khusrau
by Dr. Gopi Chand Narang
The term qawwali is derived from qul, the imperative of the Arabic verb qaula ‘to say’, ‘to speak’. In the Holy Quran suras 109, 112 and 114 begin with the word qul ‘say!’, and this is evidence of the sanctity with which it is regarded. read more >>
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Amir Khusrau and his Masnawi writings
by Prof. Chandra Shekhar
Amir Khusrau (1252-1325AD was an epoch for his imponderable contribution to the foundation of the Persian literature and the socio-politico history of Delhi Sultanate. In a period of incognizance, he brought out the works read more >>
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Prose works of Amir Khusrau
by Prof. Iqtidar Hussain Siddiqui
Amir Khusrau, India’s legendary poet is credited for his substantial contribution to Persian Poetry. Khusrau was known to be a prose writer. Many medieval scholars attach importance to his prose works as their preservation indicates. read more >>
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Khamsas of Nizami Ganjavi and Amir Khusrau
by Prof.Sharif Hussain Qasemi
Khamsa (Quintet) of Nizami of Ganja, now in Azarbaijan and that of Amir Khusrau-i-Dehlavi has been a subject of comparative study for long among the poets and critics of eminence.An attempt in brief is also being undertaken here in , read more >>