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By Mir Amman, Mohammed Zakir

ISBN-10: 0140455183

ISBN-13: 9780140455182

A magnificent Urdu epic that conjures up a mystical Indo-Muslim world

initially composed within the fourteenth century and made preferred in 1803 by means of Mir Amman's colloquial retelling, this splendidly unique tale paints a portrait of and colourful time and position. In melancholy at having no son to be triumphant him, the king of Turkey leaves his palace to stay in seclusion. quickly in a while, despite the fact that, he encounters 4 wandering dervishes-three princes and a wealthy merchant-who were guided to Turkey via a supernatural strength that prophesied their assembly. because the 5 males take a seat jointly in the dark sharing their stories of misplaced love, a powerful panorama finds courtly intrigue and romance, fairies and djinn, oriental gardens and indulgent feasts.

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43–44). So both Athena and Telemachus offered prayers. When they had roasted the outer meat and pulled it off, they divided the portions and handed out the glorious feast. But when they had put from them the desire for food and drink, . . Nestor the horseman, began talking with them. 65–68) Like Telemachus, Mark’s Jesus sailed to a shore where thousands of people were gathered: four thousand five hundred were at Pylos, five thousand were at the Sea of Galilee. ” Jesus plays a role similar to Nestor’s son when he made “everyone recline on the green grass” at the shore, which would be more comfortable than stones.

The Spirit descended to Jesus in the form of a dove and emboldened him. 3/31/15 11:50 AM Empowered from Above and Enlisting Sailors • 23 • The goddess told Telemachus that he was indeed his father’s son. Later, she ascended, “flying upward like a bird”; Odysseus’s son thus suspected that she was a god. A voice from heaven told Jesus that he is God’s Son. • Telemachus, emboldened by Athena’s visitation, set out to claim his father’s kingdom and to oust the suitors. After Jesus’ temptations by the devil, he returned to Galilee and boldly proclaimed that his Father’s kingdom had arrived.

Indb 38 3/31/15 11:50 AM Tamer of Monsters • 39 and devoured them like a lion reared in the mountains. He left nothing— no guts or flesh or marrowy bones. 304–305). So he had another idea: to get the giant drunk and to blind his eye with a pointed stick. ” * * * * * Then I spoke to him with kind words, * * * * * “Nobody is my name. 347, 353–355, 363, and 366–367) After drinking too much wine, Polyphemus fell into a drunken sleep, while Odysseus and his men jabbed the sharpened point of a beam into his only eye, blinding him.

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