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Nikulina, Victoria; Ansari, Muhammad Rashid Kamal

Cosmic poetry of Omar Khayyam and its artistic exposition using batik techniques. Victoria Nikulina; Muhammad Rashid Kamal Ansari
Mystic Thoughts - Research Journal of Sufism and Peace, 1 (2015) 1, pp. 61–94

Abstract: This study compares seven translations of Omar Khayyam, five in English, one in Urdu and one in Russian. These translations are free translations from the Persian. Translators in most cases have translated giving a flavor of their own views about the poetry of Omar Khayyam. So, all the translations appear different while translating the same quatrain. Eight quatrains of Omar Khayyam which this study terms as cosmic are selected and their translations are compared. Finally, eight paintings created by one of the authors Victoria Nikulina are introduced which illustrate the cosmic views of Omar Khayyam. These paintings utilize the mediums of Batik Art.

Keywords: comparison; interpretation; paintings; translating

Online available at: http://sujo.usindh.edu.pk/index.php/Mytic-Thoughts/article/view/1998