From the Publisher
At a time when Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273 A.D.) has been attracting more and more readers interested in the history of Islamic mysticism, this timely book which consists of an interesting and original combination of elements - history, spirituality, poetry, philosophy and art - will appeal to a wide variety of readers. It is beautifully illustrated and includes interesting examples of Persian calligrapy and attractive photographs.
About the Author
Mostafa Vaziri was born in Iran in 1955. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Louisiana State University and his Ph.D in Political Sociology form the University of Paris. After teaching for several years in universities in the United States and Europe, including the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Innsbruck, Austria, Dr. Vaziri completed his medical degree in Austria in 1998. He is currently practicing medicine in Nepal. He is the author of several books including "The Emergence of Islam" and "Iran as Imagined Nation."