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    Epics from around the World

    This thread is to list the different Epics from various places and those that people have read.

    The ones I know about:

    The Iliad - Ancient Greece
    The Romance of the 3 Kingdoms - Han China
    Babarnama - Mughal India
    Dastan-e-Amir Hamza - Mughal India
    Shahnama - Central Asia/Iran
    The Odyssey - Ancient Greece


    The epic I have read is Dastan-e-Amir Hamza (The legend/tale of Amir Hazma). I originally read it in Urdu but have recently come to know that an English translation has been written by Musharraf Ali Farooqi. It's a fantastic tale about the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad and his adventures across the globe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    This thread is to list the different Epics from various places and those that people have read.

    The ones I know about:

    The Iliad - Ancient Greece
    The Romance of the 3 Kingdoms - Han China
    Babarnama - Mughal India
    Dastan-e-Amir Hamza - Mughal India
    Shahnama - Central Asia/Iran
    The Odyssey - Ancient Greece


    The epic I have read is Dastan-e-Amir Hamza (The legend/tale of Amir Hazma). I originally read it in Urdu but have recently come to know that an English translation has been written by Musharraf Ali Farooqi. It's a fantastic tale about the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad and his adventures across the globe.
    You seem to have a very loose definition of epic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    You seem to have a very loose definition of epic.
    What do you mean?


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    The only one that is different is the Baburnama which is actually an autobiography.

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    Stop ruining the ****ing thread with cricket crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    Stop ruining the ****ing thread with cricket crap.
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    I must say that dastan e amir hamza was so awesome in Urdu and then the adventures of Umru Ayyar were legendary as well. Harry Potter before Harry Potter I should say. Are you sure these books were written during Mughal India?

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    Yeah they were. What you read were the kids version.

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    Did you read Talsim Hosharba?

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    And Ishtiaq Ahmad?

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