By Mir Amman, Mohammed Zakir
A surprising Urdu epic that inspires a paranormal Indo-Muslim world
initially composed within the fourteenth century and made favored in 1803 through Mir Amman's colloquial retelling, this splendidly enjoyable tale paints a portrait of and colourful time and position. In melancholy at having no son to be successful him, the king of Turkey leaves his palace to stay in seclusion. quickly later on, in spite of 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 sit down jointly in the dark sharing their stories of misplaced love, an impressive panorama finds courtly intrigue and romance, fairies and djinn, oriental gardens and indulgent feasts.
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