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  • Rumi - A Selection Of His Poems | Jalaluddin Rumi

    Rumi - A Selection Of His Poems

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By Jalaluddin Rumi
    • Narrated By Shyama Perera
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    Rumi, claimed as the national poet of Iran, Turkey & Afghanistan had an early life dedicated to scholarly studies. He only started to write poetry after encountering a holy man called Shams whose subsequent death instilled a profound grief in Rumi and an outpouring of many thousands of verses in Persian. He also intrinsically linked with Sufism.

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  • Tagore - A Selection Of His Poems | Rabindranath Tagore

    Tagore - A Selection Of His Poems

    • UNABRIDGED (44 mins)
    • By Rabindranath Tagore
    • Narrated By Shyama Perera
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    Tagore was a true Renaissance man, distinguishing himself as a gifted philosopher, social and political reformer as well as a popular author in all literary genres. His most famous poem, extracts of which are recorded here, is Gitanjali which earned him the distinction of the first Asian writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.

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  • Indian Love Poetry | Copyright Group

    Indian Love Poetry

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By Copyright Group
    • Narrated By Shyama Perera, Ghizela Rowe
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    Love is a universal feeling but a few lines of musings from a poet - assembled words perhaps softly spoken - can express a romance or desire that if we don't yet have we'd probably like to. And so poets have burnished their dreams throughout history and across the globe, in every culture past and present. For most of us Indian Love Poetry tends to be the erotic and explicit Kama Sutra and The Perfumed Garden.

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