Khayyam ki Madhushala (Part I)Khayyam ki Madhushala (Part I)

Submitted / Updated On: Saturday, July 14, 2012 | Written By: Harivansh Rai Bachchan | Hits since Feb 1, 2014: 58789

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Omar Khayyam, a Persian philosopher poet lived about a thousand years ago. He was a mathematician, geographer, a scientist and a great poet. His Rubaiyat acquired great fame as they pondered over the meaningless fleeting life that humans suffer. In nineteenth century this work was translated by Fitzgerald into English. Harivansh Rai Bachchan translated Fitzgerald’s English translation into Hindi as ‘Khayyam ki Madhushala”. This superb work later became inspiration for Bachchan’s own classic work “Madhushala” from which an excerpt is already available on Geeta-Kavita. Here is part-I of an excerpt from Khayyam ki Madhushala. Rajiv Krishna Saxena
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