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    Tales from Rumi

    by Ali Fuat Bilkan
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    • HARDCOVER : 2008-02-01 • 160 Pages • 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inch inches • ISBN 9781597841245
    • CATEGORIES Interfaith Dialogue, Backlist, Forthcoming
    • PRICE : $12.95
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    DESCRIPTION

    A collection of stories from Rumi's classic opus "The Mathnawi," this astounding compilation of more than 24,000 verses is carefully adapted for younger audiences. Best known for his spiritual poetry and the whirling dance of Sufi practice he inspired, Rumi's influence continues to spread around the world.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface .................................................................vii
    The Rabbit and the Lion ....................................... 1
    The Merchant and the Parrot ................................ 6
    The Grocer and the Parrot ................................... 11
    The Lion Tattoo ...................................................15
    The Lion’s Share ..................................................19
    The Deaf Man Visits His Ill Neighbor ..................22
    The Chinese Painters and the Anatolian Artists ....26
    The Bedouin and the Philosopher ........................30
    The Mouse and the Camel ...................................34
    The Grape Fight ...................................................38
    To Eat or Not to Eat the Baby Elephant ................41
    The Countryman and the Townsman ...................45
    The Water Seller’s Donkey ...................................51
    The Donkey and the Fox ......................................55
    The Bird’s Advice .................................................61
    The Foolish Bird ..................................................65
    The Thief and the Villager ...................................67
    The Smart Servant ............................................... 70
    When It Is Too Late .............................................74
    The Trickster Tailor ..............................................76
    The Dervish and the Judge ...................................79
    Hidden Treasure...................................................83
    The Sultan and His Fool ......................................88
    The Camel, the Ox, and the Ram .........................93
    The Mouse and the Frog ......................................96
    Sultan Mahmud and the Thieves ..........................99
    The Three Princes ..............................................104
    Omar the Generous ............................................108
    The Flawed Horse ............................................. 111
    The Treasure ......................................................115
    Understanding the Language of Animals ............119
    The Teacher’s Fear .............................................124
    ABOUT AUTHOR
    Ali Fuat Bilkan
    Ali Fuat Bilkan

    Professor Bilkan is the rector of Ipek University, Ankara. He completed his PhD in Classical Turkish Literature at the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Gazi University, and postdoctoral research on 'Turkish Literature in India' at Jawaharlal University, New Delhi. He worked as an academic and an administrator respectively at Middle Eastern Technical University (METU) , Gazi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Fatih University, Wisconsin and TOBB University of Economics and Technology (ETU). Professor Bilkan's work focuses on tertiary education, classical literature, cultural diplomacy, and Iranian and Indian history, literature and culture. He is married with three children. He is fluent in English and Persian.