The book has 352 pages, its size is nearly 10" x 7", it has a multi-color title beautifully design, it has several insight pictures which help reading and developing of concept, it has 225 GSM paper for pictures, 130 GSM paper throughout for text.
The Islamic Thought and Science Institute
Habibuddin Ahmed ,
1029 S. Westmore Avenue, Apt. 106
Lombard, Illinois 60148
Cost of the Book: $37, plus $5 for postage and handling (US only) .
The Islamic Thought and Science Institute has announced its publication titled :"Writings of Amir Khusrau-I”, by Habibuddin Ahmed
Habibuddin Ahmed was born in Hyderabad, India into a family of scholars, had his basic education in engineering from the Osmania University in Hyderabad, did his Ph.d in engineering mechanics from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Later in life he developed affinity for an academic life, worked on an extensive translation project, from Persian into English, for 17 years, then worked in Islamic Philosophy and Islamic History.
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Amir Khusrau’s writings are in the form of letters to court chiefs, to historic figures, to his friends and to his family members. Volume I comprises of numerous letters on his style of writings, demonstration of his acumen in Persian language, his command on words, phrases, subtleties of phrases and idioms, conjugations and syntheses, comparison of Arabic and Persian grammar and proverbs, with beautiful epistles, and his own original poetry adding to the beauty of Arabic and Persian verses like jewels . Yet it is filled with historical descriptions of courts and culture of the time.
There is a beautiful chapter on roots and branches of music consisting of historical references of the musicians and instruments of the time, and a presentation bases on his invention of a Pardah System introduced in Hindustani music of the time.. There is a lengthy discussion of chess game and another on chewing of ‘pans’ as a prominent part of the culture and manners of living in society.