Sachal Sarmast

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Sachal Sarmast
Hazrat Sachal Sarmast.JPG
Born1739 CE
Daraza, Khairpur Mirs
Died1827 CE
EraClassical/ Talpur
RegionSindhi Sufi Poet
SchoolIslamic Sufism
Main interests
lyric poetry
Notable ideas
Sufi poetry, Sufi philosophy, and Sufi music

Sachal Sarmast (1739–1827) (Sindhi: سچلُ سرمستُ‎, Urdu: سچل سرمست‎) was a Sufi poet from Sindh in modern-day Pakistan.

He wrote poetry in 7 languages, most prominently in Sindhi,[1] during the Kalhoro/Talpur era of Sindh. He was born in Daraza, near Ranipur, Sindh.[2]

Biography[edit]

The first compendium of Sachal's poetry was by Agha Sufi. First published in 1933 in Shikarpur, Sindh, it included Sachal's biography and a critical analysis of his philosophy and poetry. The introductory chapters provide a comparative analysis of the poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai and Sachal Sarmast, an introduction to Sufism and Vedanta (Chapter I), a biography of Sachal (Chapter II), and an explanation of the melodic modes or Raga (called "Sura" in Sindhi) that are used in Sachal's poetry (Chapter III).[3] This is followed by a collection of Sachal's poems (Chapter IV) and a glossary and interpretation (Chapter V). [4]

Shrine of Sachal Sarmast

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aslam Rasoolpuri, Sachal Sarmast, Bazm e Saqafat Publications Multan
  2. ^ Shameen Khan (August 21, 2014). "The enchanting beauty of Sachal Sarmast's shrine". DAWN. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  3. ^ Agha Sufi, Sachal Sarmast (Chapters I-III), pub. Shikarpur Sindh, 1933
  4. ^ Agha Sufi, Sachal Sarmast (Chapters IV-V), pub. Shikarpur Sindh, 1933.
  • "The Rise, Growth And Decline of Indo-Persian Literature" by R M Chopra, 2nd Edition 2013, published by Iran Culture House, New Delhi and Iran Society, Kolkata.

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