The Book of Rumi: 105 Stories and Fables that Illumine, Delight, and Inform

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Author: Rumi
Translated by Maryam Mafi

9789388241786 | PB | pp. 202 | 2019 | Manjul Publishing House

The Book of Rumi is a fresh prose translation of 105 short teaching stories by Rumi, which form the core of the six-volume Masnavi.

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It is said that: after nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world. This new collection of Rumi stories fills that need. A luminous translation by Maryam Mafi brings the classic poet Rumi’s distinctive and timeless Sufi lessons to a new audience, transforming the original verses into prose that conveys the vibrancy of the medieval setting, and at the same time also sounds fresh. This beautifully produced volume also reiterates Rumis value in modern society. This fresh prose translation of 105 short teaching stories by Rumi, which form the core of the six-volume Masnavi, explores the hidden spiritual aspects of everyday experience. Rumi transforms the seemingly mundane events of daily life into profound Sufi teaching moments. These prose gems open the mystical portal to the world of the ancient mystic. Rumi’s voice alternates between playful and authoritative, whether he is telling stories of ordinary lives or inviting the discerning reader to higher levels of introspection and attainment of transcendent values. Mafi’s translations delicately reflect the nuances of Rumi’s poetry while retaining the positive tone of all of Rumi’s writings, as well as the sense of suspense and drama that mark the essence of the Masnavi.

Additional information

Author:

Rumi
Translator: Maryam Mafi

ISBN:

9789388241786

Publisher:

Manjul Publishing House

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

202

Year of Publication:

2019

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Rumi (Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi) was a 13th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic.

Maryam Mafi was born and raised in Iran. She went to Tufts University in the US in 1977 where she studied sociology and literature. While reading for her master’s degree in international communications in American and Georgetown Universities she began translating Persian literature and has been doing so ever since. She lives in London.

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