Persian Manuscripts : Gūy va chawgān

ʻĀrifī, -approximately 1449محمود بن محمد عارفی هرویʻĀrifīعارفی‏

Persian Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>An illustrated copy of the <i>Gūy va Chawgān</i> (Ball and Polo Stick) or <i>Ḥālnāmah</i> (Book of Ecstasy), a Sufi mystical text by ʻĀrifī Haravī (d. ca. 1449), probably completed in Shaybanid-era Bukhara in the latter half of the 16th century CE. The title and theme of the poem represents a metaphor for the lover, represented by the polo ball (<i>gūy</i>), spurned by the beloved, signified as a mallet (<i>chawgān</i>).</p>

Want to know more?

Under the 'More' menu you can find , any transcription and translation we have of the text and find out about downloading or sharing this image.

No Contents List Available
No Metadata Available


If you want to share this page with others you can send them a link to this individual page:
Alternatively please share this page on social media