THE POETRY OF INDIA< Anthology of Poets of India from 3500 B.C. to the 20th century Translations, Introductions… Paul Smith India has a great tradition of poetry over the past 5,500 years. From the Ramayana of Valmiki through to the Bhakti and Sufi poets and those of the recent past, its poetry is surely unique. Here for the first time is the largest anthology of all India’s greatest poets, poems in the correct rhyme-structure and meaning to be studied and loved in all their beauty and spiritual significance. Here are over 100 of India’s greatest poets, many of them women, including… Valmiki, Vyasa, Kalidasa, Appar, Andal, Mas’ud Sa’d, Jayadeva, Mu’in, Baba Farid, Amir Khusrau, Hasan Dihlavi, Jana Bai, Namdev, Dnyaneshwar, Lalla Ded, Vidyapati, Chandidas, Kabir, Nanak, Surdas, Babur, Mira Bai, Ghazali, Tulsidas, Eknath, Akbar, Dadu, Rasakhan, Urfi, Naziri, Qutub Shah, Sa’ib, Kalim, Dara Shikoh, Sarmad, Tukaram, Sultan Bahu, Nasir Ali, Ramdas, Bahina Bai, Makhfi, Vemana, Wali, Bedil, Bulleh Shah, Shah Latif, Ali Haider, Sauda, Dard, Nazir, Mir, Sachal Sarmast, Aatish, Zauq, Ghalib, Dabir, Anees, Shefta, Henry Derozio, Dagh, Farid, Shad, Tagore, Iqbal, Puran Singh, Inayat Khan, Jigar, Huma. Introduction on The Main Forms in the Poetry of India. Pages… 622. COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’. “It is not a joke... the English version of ALL the ghazals of Hafiz is a great feat and of paramount importance. I am astonished. ” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran. “Superb translations. 99% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator from English into Persian, knower of Hafiz’s Divan off by heart. “Smith has probably put together the greatest collection of literary facts and history concerning Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books author). Paul Smith is a poet, author and translator of over 130 books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and other languages… including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Mu’in, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Omar Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Mahsati, Lalla Ded, Bulleh Shah, Shah Latif, Makhfi and many others, as well as his own poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children’s books and a dozen screenplays.