Famine and Dearth

Tabaqat-i-Shahjahani

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Introductory notes

1.

qaht-e- wafāst ein ke nikooyān-e- rozgār /
khwāni nihand–o-khun-e dil-e-mihmān khurand.

2.

Such is the scarcity of true friendship that the good-ones of the world;
Serve the food and consume the blood from their guests’ hearts.

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Keywords

blood, food, scarcity

Source text

Title: Tabaqat-e-Shahjahani

Author: Wafai Isfahani, Md.Sadiq Kashmiri Hamdani

Publisher: Institute of Persian Research, Aligarh Muslim University

Publication date: 2016

Original compiled c.17th century

Place of publication: Aligarh

Provenance/location: Original compiled c.17th century

Digital edition

Original author(s): Wafai Isfahani

Original editor(s): Md. Ehteshamuddin Institute of Persian Research, Aligarh Muslim University , Azarmi Dukht Safavi Institute of Persian Research, Aligarh Muslim University

Language: English

Responsibility:

Texts collected by: Ayesha Mukherjee, Amlan Das Gupta, Azarmi Dukht Safavi

Texts transcribed by: Muhammad Irshad Alam, Bonisha Bhattacharya, Arshdeep Singh Brar, Muhammad Ehteshamuddin, Kahkashan Khalil, Sarbajit Mitra

Texts encoded by: Bonisha Bhattacharya, Shreya Bose, Lucy Corley, Kinshuk Das, Bedbyas Datta, Arshdeep Singh Brar, Sarbajit Mitra, Josh Monk, Reesoom Pal

Encoding checking by: Hannah Petrie, Gary Stringer, Charlotte Tupman

Genre: India > poetry

For more information about the project, contact Dr Ayesha Mukherjee at the University of Exeter.

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