Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Shakespeare According to Iqbal

Shakespeare According to Iqbal: An Alternative Reading of the Tempest by Khurram Ali Shafique

First published by Iqbal Academy Pakistan in 2010

ISBN 978-969-416-448-9

pp. 48

Price Rs. 70

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Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) was among those modern thinkers who had tremendous influence on the East, especially the Muslim world. He was also a great admirer of William Shakespeare, and unlike many of his contemporaries, his praise for the Bard was not riddled with skepticism. 

Here is a pioneering attempt by historian and playwright Khurram Ali Shafique to revisit Shakespeare in the light of Iqbal's thought in order to discover some revealing connections between the work of Shakespeare and outstanding poets of the East including Nezami Ganjavi, Mawlana Rumi and Iqbal himself. 
Partly written like an extended parable, this book is meant to be of some interest for the general reader as well as the expert in the field.

1 comment:

  1. Greetings,

    Thank you for sharing this here. I *really* desire to read and absorb this.

    My 14 year old daughter will also find it useful and intriguing, as she is now in a phase of reading and enjoying Shakespeare.

    All good wishes,