Baba Farid

Baba Farid

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Author: Balwant Singh Anand
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 95
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126024801


This interesting monograph assesses the poetic value of Farid's verse incorporated in the Guru Granth Sahib besides providing a brief account of the development of Sufism, and its advent in India in the form of Sufi Silsilahs.

Popularly and reverently known as Baba Farid, Shaikh Farid-ud-din, Ganj-I-Shakar is rightly regarded as the first Punjabi poet of Sufism. His was a saintly life of asceticism and meditation. He wrote verses in Arabic, Persian, Punjabi and other languages; but his Punjabi verses found an ardent admirer in Guru Nanak who is said to have preserved them for the benefit of future generations. It is significant that Baba Farid's slokas charged with intellectual depth and emotional texture, have been incorporated in the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of the Sikhs.