Essays on the Arabian Nights
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edited by Rizwanur Rahman
Professor in the Centre of Arabic and African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
Syed Akhtar Husain
Professor in the Centre of Persian and Central Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
This volume revisits translations of The Arabian Nights and also reassesses its impact on world literature. Essays in this volume discuss Tamil, Russian, Sanskrit, Urdu, Japanese, Malayalam, English, Turkish, and Malaysian versions of these stories: dealing with human foibles, fallacies, infidelities and desires, these stories capture varied layers of human existence and the essays herein locate this classic in its socio-cultural context. This volume also takes into account the discourse on Sufism found in these stories and also explores its impact on literary studies and Asian Dialogue.
Ashfaq Ahmad • Maheram Ahmad • Syed Hasnain Akhtar • Muzaffar Alam • Kaseh Abu Bakr • Ali Fuat Bilkan • Janashruti Chandra • G.R. Malik • Ismat Latif Mehdi • Hari Ram Mishra • Krishnaswamy Nachimuthu • A. Nizarudeen • Sevim Ozdemir • Khadijah Halilah Abdul Rasyid • Baian Rayhanova • Nasar Shakeel Roomi • A.S. Thajudeen • Jean-Jacques Thibon • Suhaila Zailani • K.M.A. Ahamed Zubair