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Dr. Shadab Ahmed

Dr. Shadab Ahmed is a sapiophile and bibliophile, and is a scholar of Indian, Oriental, Mandarin and European Medieval and Modernist Poetry. His extra-academic interest bridges across Bards, Rhymes, Hymns, Epics, Odes, Elegies, Zajals, Poesies, Ballads, Sonnets, Quatrains, Verses, Couplets, Qasidehs, Muwashshahs, Masnawis, Haikus, Limericks and Runes. His favorite genres of poetry are Norse, Hebrew, European, Mughal, Russian, Iberian, Latin-Modernism, Metaphysical, Alhambra, Mandarin, Oriental, Turkish, Persian, Indian, Baltic and Castilian. His distinctive interest lies in European LiteratureRead More...


Distilled Musings

Books by Dr. Shadab Ahmed, Dr. Malwiika Sisodiya

A Collection of Verses, Bards, Hymns, Poems, Qitahs, Masnawis, Muwashshahs, Sonnets, Zajals and Couplets of famous Rhapsodists and Rhymesters of
their respective eras - spanning the European Courts, Indian Darbars, Irish Taverns, British Pubs, American Diners, Russian Battlefields, Italian Countryside, Persian Winehouses, Mandarin Riverbanks, French Bistros, Spanish Twilights, Australian Deserts and Mid-Eastern Prisons - all unified by the same celebratory

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La Siesta


With an Introduction to Castilian, Catalan, Galician and Portuguese Literature.


Notable translated works from Spano-Portuguese poets of the Early and Late Middle Ages, the Alhambra poets of the Moorish period, the Romancero poets, the Neologism and Paetrarchanism poetry of the Renaissance Period, the Satire, Neostoicism, and Mythological poetry of the Baroque Period, the poets of the Golden Ag

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Books by Dr. Shadab Ahmed

From the Love, Prayers, Devotion, Joy and Enigma to the
Laments, Qalandariyat, Sin, Exile and Debauchery of the Persian Qalandars and Mystics.

Selected translated English verses, quatrains, rubai, ghazals, masnawis and qasidehs of Saadi Shirazi,
San’ai, Rudaki, Farrukhi Sistani, Mahsati, Baba Taher, Omar Khayyam, Amir Khusrau, Hafez, Jalal
ud-din Md Rumi, Attar of Nishapur, Abolqasem Ferdowsi, Nezami Ganjavi, Abd’l Rahman Jami,
Nasir Khu

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A Quatrain of Moods

Books by Dr. Shadab Ahmed, Dr. Mallwika Sisodiya

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

The human mind behaves irrationally at times, driven by love, life and dreams. There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories are full of hearts broken by love, but what really breaks a heart is taking away its dreams – whatever the dream might be. You can rise from anything. You can completely recreate yourself. Nothing is permanent. You are not stuck. You have ch

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