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On a full moon night people gathered on the sand after dinner to listen to these stories. A handful of events were in Hindi or Urdu and the Sahitya Akademi did its best to bring in writers from across India. The word for myth in Indian context is purana and they are episodical.

A shared interest in aurality-fuelled by digital technologies, may be bringing the two fields closer again.

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Dastan-e-Amir Hamza

Sheik Sajjad Hosain in the preface to his translation of Dastan-e Amir Hamza also briefs us about the origins of the text: The story, spread over pages, followed by pages of Nishat Namah, is a major work in prose fiction and haamza non-publication has prevented its literary assessment. Archived from the original on Few of the readings that were attended by growing numbers of aspiring writers and curious readers in the s ever migrated out of the comfortably narrow confines of South Delhi.

The Ozidi Saga from Africa is introduced as having no fixed text. Pritchettwho has also helped to check the readability of the scanned volumes and to fix various problems.

It was thanks to the publishing house of Feroze Sons and writer Maqbool Jehangir that I was able to sample one of the epic Dastans of Urdu in my childhood. In addition, we provide a set of modern essays prepared by the Khuda Bakhsh Library to introduce the Tilism-e hoshruba series, and a one-volume selection by the well-known critic Muhammad Hasan ‘Askari of his own favorite passages.

I wish someone would bring me the whole set! It is not so because of the absence of print media in old days, but because the human mind is attuned to listening story of all kinds- the pair could be mother-child or politician-audience or any form of narration and listening.


Two earlier editions, probably by other translators, were published from Matba-e Nami, Lucknow, inand another from Matba-e Ahmedi, Hama, in Please bear with us while we finish locating and scanning these now rare and fragile volumes. Here history changes into purana, so one cannot find the unity which one derives out of a cause and effect relationship. His equally exciting exploits and adventures were the source of many stories that could have been grafted onto the Arab Hamza, thus creating a super-hero who for being the uncle of the Holy Prophet was more acceptable.

Compared to Akbar’s Tutinamaa smaller commission begun and completed while the Hamzanama commission was in progress, the manuscript shows a much greater fusion of the styles of Indian and Persian miniatures.

Web 16 Sep, The best thing that happened in my childhood. Heroic and oral story-telling.

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Dastan-e Amir Hamza also has a strong mythical backing which other new epics lacked. Musharraf Ali Farooqi comments on the tradition of orality in his Simurgh guide: This work spreads over hundred pages in twelve books. Dastan-e Amir Hamza thrived at the court of Emperor Akbar who was so fascinated by the stories that he commissioned illustrations for it.

Story telling thrived as a tradition in India. At times if the dastango wanted to keep the dastan going, he would drag a scene to unfathomable limits, for instance, at a crucial turn in the plot, the lover and beloved are merely separated by a curtain and have not yet seen each other, this intense scene is paused and other narratives around it are narrated while the curtain remains to maintain the brevity of the narration.

Most of the characters of the Hamzanama are fictitious.

And as today we only have access to the text; any critique must begin from it. Frances Pritchett draws a difference by using qissas for the short narratives and dastans for the longer narrative. Zahra Hassan rated it it was amazing Jun 04, This has been the case with Dastan-e Amir Hamza.

A page of the Dastan-i Amir Hamza (Hamzanama)

This is evident from such openings in the text as quoted from the translation below: 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. But we also very much intend to complete the whole set of 46 volumes, which will be available on this site in PDF form for those who want to amr themselves more deeply in the stories.


For the compilers of this cycle, the historical existence of the Persian Empire was of importance…The Persian emperor is advised to get help from Mecca, and from hamaz on the cycle concerns itself with the eclipse of Persian power and the rise of that of the Arabs.

Sonia Ch rated it it was amazing Aug 09, The first is available in an expanded version on the website of the translator Frances Pritchett, of Columbia University.

M Shahid Yousaf rated it really liked it May 24, But the very xastan of lending it an ancient halo marks it as special. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But Dastan-e Dxstan Hamza is unique because of its volume and language. Refresh and try again. The Oral Background of Persian Epics: In the West the work is best known for the enormous illustrated manuscript commissioned by the Amur Emperor Akbar in about A wonderful read, treasure, stories of my childhood, I can read it over and over and over.

Dastwn his childhood days Premchand was fascinated and later on inspired by the stories of Tilism-e Hoshruba that he heard at the tobacconist shop. It might appear surprising that even the elementary facts of the dastangos of the nineteenth century are not available because it has never been chronicled. What Sajjad Hosain is trying to say here has always been said by practicing dastangos repeatedly. From India this legend passed through Malaya to reach Java, by dasfan time, as is noted in the Comparative Index, it had become confused, in character and detail, with the entirely different Sirat Hamza covered in this study.

Besides the stories, the characters also quote various epigrammatic verses to make their point. 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: