THE MELODY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SHAH LATIF
D. H. BUTANI
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Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai (1690 A.D.-1751 A.D.), a poet of eighteenth century Sind (Pakistan), has in recent years been acclaimed as on par with the classical poets of the highest order. This book is a tribute to Shah Latif from his profound admirer Professor D.H. Butani (1913-1989), the distin-guished scholar, economist, and social critic.
The author sees Shah as a multifaceted personality. Shah, whose life was full of Allah, the Prophet and the Quran, was equally warm in his poetic expressions about Rama, Shiva (Mahesh) and Gorakhnath; he sings of them with the same fervour. In fact, much of Shah's poetry is Vedantic.