Christopher Shackle is Emeritus Professor of the Modern Languages of South Asia, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Drawing from the Sufi tradition of mysticism, Bullhe Shah
wrote poetry that is sharp, simple and immortal. His verses
question strictures of organized religion and societal norms. They
are beautiful paeans to romantic and mystical love underpinned by
rich spiritual philosophy.--Pragya Tiwari "India at LSE blog "
The lucid and informative introduction by the volume's editor and translator, Christopher Shackle, takes readers through the trajectory of Sufism from Persia to India and the several orders within the movement in India. But most useful is a short essay on the themes of the lyrics. The poems that follow open up in all their appeal, universal and timeless in their great subject of love, endearing in their simplicity of expressiveness.-- (03/05/2015)