Gulshan-i-Raz-i-Jadid was composed by Iqbal in response to Mahmud Shabistari’s Gulshan-i-Raz which was composed in reply to a series of fifteen questions on mystical doctrine pronounced by an enquirer from Khurasan, named Amir Hussaini. Iqbal’s poem has nine questions; he has left some of the questions contained in Shabistari’s poem and has, in some cases, included two questions in one.
Bandagi Namah, unlike Gulshan-i-Raz-i-Jadid, is translated in blank verse, and describes the arts, music and painting, and religion of slave nations, and the architecture of free nations. Iqbal in this poem rises to the heights of his poetic genius.
ISBN No. 969-432-201-4. 14 cm. x 21.5 cm. xvi + 66 pp. Rs. (H.B)