Yusuf J[z]ulékha Mohabbatnāmā

The text is a romantic narrative poem depicting the adventurous love story of Hazrat Yusuf and J[z]ulékha, a woman of peerless beauty. The core story is described in the Qur'an as 'Āhsānūl Kachach'. The version here is an adaptation of the work Mohabbatnāmā written in Persian by Maulānā Jāmir. Originally written by Sādék Āli, it was reproduced by Muhāmmād Hatem Sahab, perhaps with some revision.

The significance of the text lies in the fact that a theme borrowed from Persian tradition was thoroughly remodelled and rearranged in order to accommodate new as well as subtle regional socio-cultural and aesthetic variations.

The original volume is covered with a newspaper ( The Statesman) dated 22 August 1914. It is likely that the volume was published before this date

The original volume is printed and measures 180mm x 140mm. The title page is missing, and the main text is printed on pages 1-103. These pages are all that has been copied, along with the front and back covers.

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