Christopher Shackle is Emeritus Professor of the Modern Languages of South Asia, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
The lucid and informative introduction by the volume's editor and
translator, Christopher Shackle, takes readers through the
trajectory of Sufism from Persia to India and the several orders
within the movement in India. But most useful is a short essay on
the themes of the lyrics. The poems that follow open up in all
their appeal, universal and timeless in their great subject of
love, endearing in their simplicity of expressiveness.--
Drawing from the Sufi tradition of mysticism, Bullhe Shah wrote poetry that is sharp, simple and immortal. His verses question strictures of organized religion and societal norms. They are beautiful paeans to romantic and mystical love underpinned by rich spiritual philosophy.--Pragya Tiwari "India at LSE blog "