Muhammad Akram “Ghanimat” Kanjohi: Love’s Sorcery (Persian)

  • Saleem Kidwai


Poet “Ghanimat” (Good Fortune) wrote in the second half of the seventeenth century and was employed by a provincial chieftain during the reign of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb (died 1707). His reputation is based on Nai Rangi i-ishq, the masnavi (narrative poem) summarized below, which continued to be used as a text in madarsas (Muslim schools) until the nineteenth century. The latest edition we could find was published in 1870 by Navalkishore Press, Lucknow.1


Nineteenth Century Seventeenth Century Poor Family Good Servant Full Moon 
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