The Oriental Caravan. A Revelation of the Soul and Mind of Asia
New York, Claude Kendall. 1933. Hardcover. Book, n.d. (c.1933). First American Edition. 331pp. 8vo/22cm. The book is divided into four sections: I Religious Literature; II Philosophical, Mystical and Semi-Religious Literature; III Romantic Literature; IV National Literature, Essays, War Songs and Miscellaneous. Each of the many sub-sections is preceded by a balanced and useful contextual commentary . Included among the sub-sections is the Koran, the Bible, The Talmud, the Vedas, Mohammed Iqbal, Sadi, pre-Islamic Arabic poetry, Hafiz, the Lawaih, Ferdusi, Ottoman poets, some Chinese classical poetry and Tagore. Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah (1894-1969), a well known interpreter of the East to the West, dedicates the book to his former boss, King Nadir Shah of Afghanistan who ruled from 1929 to 1933. Good.
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Keywords: Asia, Asian Literature, Religious Literature-Asia, Asian Classics, Philosophical Literature, Romantic Literature, National Literature, War Songs,