Tales from the Khamseh of Nizami

Tales from the Khamseh of Nizami“Tales from the Khamseh of Nizami, a facsimile illuminated manuscript that collects four of Nizami’s best-known works in both Persian and English. Nizami’s poetry reflects the concerns of many of the people of his times: virtue, man’s destiny, love and passion. His epic Layla and Majnun is interpreted by Sufi mystics as being a parable for the seeker’s union with God the beloved.”

I remember when I first began reading Nizami’s tales. I began with the Haft Paykar (Seven Paintings). I was completely absorbed as story within story within story unfolded drawing me in to fabulously imagined worlds, sumptuous descriptions, and deeper levels of meaning to every tale. Click on the image or here for more details.

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