Amir Khusrau Dehlavi (1253-1325 AD), a prolific classical poet associated with royal courts of more than seven rulers of Delhi Sultanate, is also a household name in much of North India and Pakistan, through hundreds of playful riddles, songs and legends attributed to him. Through his enormous literary output and the legendary folk personality, Khusrau represents one of the first (recorded) Indian personages with a true multi-cultural or pluralistic identity.
On this website, which is always evolving, you will find some essays such as one about Khusrau's Urs (death anniversary), another one about his Hindvi poetry, and some selections from his Farsi poetry, besides various interesting stories, tidbits, and links. However, this site not about Khusrau alone - we also feature many other stories and information on the pluralistic cultural traditions, peace, and Sufism in south Asia. Highly recommended is, why do we need an Amir Khusrau today?
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