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Mathnawi Rumi (In 6 Volumes)

M.G. Gupta (Translator) Rajeev (Translator)

Vol:1 ISBN: 9788191002904; Vol:2 ISBN: 9788191002911; Vol:3 ISBN: 9788191002928; Vol:4 ISBN: 9788191002935; Vol:5 ISBN: 9788191002942; Vol:6 ISBN: 9788191002959.

This is the only complete translation of the Mathnawi in the English language from the original Persian with interpretation.

The six volumes represent six states in spiritual evolution:

Mathnawi Rumi, which Rumi himself described as ‘gnosis inside gnosis’, was planned by him to run in six volumes as verses 3 and 4 of Volume VI reveal.  These six volumes have a mystic significance for the spiritual wayfarer and every one of these represents the six states in spiritual evolution.

The Mathnawi or Masnvi, written in Persian by Jala-ud-din Muhammad Rumi, the celebrated Persian Sufi saint and poet, is one of the most influential works of Sufism and Persian literature.  Comprising of six books of poems having more than 50,000 lines and more than 400 stories that depict man’s struggle in his search for God and salvation.

It is considered to be the most important work of Muslim literature after the Holy Koran.  In fact, the Masnavi has often been referred to as the ‘Quran-e Farsee’ or ‘The Persian Koran’.

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About the author

M.G. Gupta

Dr. M.G. Gupta was a professor at the Allahabad University for twenty years.  He is an eminent scholar of Persian literature and his English rendering of the six volumes of ‘Mathnawi Rumi’ and ‘Diwan – i – Hafiz’ have won international acclaim.  His paper on ‘Maulana Rum’s contribution to Indian Sufism with Special Reference to the Role of the Murshid’ at the ICCR – sponsored International Seminar held at New Delhi in November 1991 was widely acclaimed by delegates from more than sixty countries.

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Bibliographic information

Title Mathnawi Rumi (In 6 Volumes)
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Huma Books
Language: English
length lxxii++1912p., Index; 21cm.