The Adventures of Amir Hamza – By Ghalib Lakhnavi & Abdullah Bilgrami

hamzaA patron recommends the following Urdu epic.  It took a long time for him to read, but Amir Hamza manages to get into one amazing advenuture after another.

Slap on your scimitar and join the adventure! The Indo-Islamic Dastan-e Amir Hamza is a rip-roaring, bawdy, magical journey into the fantastic life and exploits of Amir Hamza, the paternal uncle of the prophet Muhammad…Farooqi’s unexpurgated and unabridged English translation from the Urdu is masterful, incorporating the elements and rhythms of the oral tradition and maintaining the wit and verbal style of the original. Destined to become a classic! – Library Journal

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