Rubaiyat of Khushal Khan Khattak

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Sami ur Rahman (Translator)

Khushal Khan Khattak (1613-1689) has widely been hailed as the national poet of the Pashtuns – a major ethnic group living on either side of the Pak-Afghan border. His work consists of more than 25,000 individual couplets on themes ranging from love, aesthetics, statecraft, metaphysics, ethics, philosophy and medicine to jurisprudence and falconry.