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Dastan – e – Ameer Hamza URDU

Apart from the text, it included full page Mughal miniatures of an unusually large size, nearly all painted on paper, which were then glued to a cloth backing. Ali Jawad Zaidi talks of the tradition of hikayat in Urdu which is akin to fables and mythical stories.

The work was bound in 14 volumes. Dastan-e Amir Hamza in nineteenth century The most widely circulated among the dastans in nineteenth century India was Dastan-e- Amir Hamza contributed by Abdullah Bilgrami and Ghalib Lakhnavi daatan by the endeavours of Munshi Naval Kishore in with which I am concerned. It was also performed at chauks in India and at the steps of Jama Masjid where dastangos gathered. Umar escapes from bondage and shaves the beard from Kamran’s face Depicts similar person.

The real Hamzah was a hero fighting for a just cause but the volumes of fictional narratives that have sprung from it bear testimony to its sheer fantasy and splendid passages. Mar 28, Samar Ali rated it it was amazing. But yet they have not done away with the ornate passages as they are the soul of dastans but rather tried to explain those words in the narration itself: A handful of events were in Hindi or Urdu and the Sahitya Akademi did its best to bring in writers from across India.


Faruqi ascertains the birth of Dastan-e Amir Hamza to be unknown as it is surrounded by myths and probabilities. Malik Qasim jumps into the river to save Badi’uzzaman Depicts similar person. Chandrakanta bears the direct influence of dastans as witnessed in the case of eponymous protagonist Chandrakanta who is trapped in a tilism and the presence of notable ayyars. What Sajjad Hosain is trying to say here has always been said by practicing dastangos repeatedly.

The current performance is therefore merely an exploration of an Art form which, astonishingly in a culture where poetry was regarded as the supreme art, was considered by some to be of a higher order than poetry itself.

Only a little over a hundred of the paintings survive. A descendant of Prophet Daniel not in reality who knows of astrology and became teacher and friend of Alqash.

It was a fanciful journey in my childhood.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The advent of Islam revolutionized the genre and tradition of sira which mushroomed into a significant literary form and acquired status of a genre for religious writings employed by Muslim writers and scholars to articulate the biography of Prophet Muhammad.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This variation is a symbolic representation of the brief life in this world, it also shows the fact that people die different deaths.

Here history changes into purana, so one cannot find the unity which one derives out of a cause and effect relationship. None of the folios of this manuscript so far found is signed, though many have been attributed to different artists. George Allen and Unwin ltd, The storyteller is marked as a subject who is evaluated according to his method and grip on audience.

In his study of the Arabian epic Malcolm Lyons discusses Sirat Hamzat al-Pahlawan13as one of the narratives of Arab but does not mention its source or writer; here is a glimpse: Faced with neglect and systematic devaluation we now have very scanty evidence for the way in which these Dastans were compiled and performed. Skip to main content. It not only illustrates the genesis of Mughal painting, but also represents the pan Asian tradition of oral storytelling, which has informed art throughout the region in all media.


Even though sira ceased to be used as a genre for oral storytelling the tradition of storytelling sustained itself and thrived throughout the history of Arab tribal era as well as after the advent of Islam. Feb 09, Adnan added it.

He too traces the origin of dastan to be Iran: He hopes the nawab will like it. The role of the audience is to listen and relish these stories with Wah! The heroic figure of Ameer Hamza,the adventures of Umro Ayyar and a varied cast of evil villains and sorcerers stay in memory after all these years.

Russell, Ralph and Khurshidul Islam. Nov 18, Wsm added it Shelves: This version was already in print for sixteen years when Munshi Naval Kishore thought of printing it with amendments by Abdullah Bilgrami who added ornate passages and verses to it in Persian.

Shahnamah found amur as an oral narrative which is narrated and performed by a storyteller or a Naqqal Naqqal tells as well as performs the story. Between them, these two manuscripts are the key works in the formation of the Mughal miniature style.

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