The Nectar of Grace: Omar Khayyam`s Life and Works by Swami Govinda Tirtha
Omar Khayyam, Swami Govinda Tirtha, The Nectar of Grace: Omar Khayyam's Life and Works by Swami Govinda Tirtha, Allahabad: Kitabistan, 1941
pp. 402, frontispiece (plates after photograph), two portraits with tissue guards, rebound half leather with leather corners and 4 raised bands at the spine along with gilted text
10 x 7.2 x 1.2 in (25 x 18 x 3 cm)
One of the most exhaustive studies of Omar Khayyam's life and writings ever made, based on a comprehensive survey of most (if not all) of the existing material on Khayyam, including biographical data and astrological information provided by early texts about the poet and scientist, which help to date Omar Khayyam's date of birth 'at sunrise on 18 of May 1048'. The Swami, whose real name was V M Datar had been a civil servant in Hyderabad and PA to Sir George Casson Walker, before retiring to an ascetic lifestyle. Omar Khayyam's text is printed here quatrain by quatrain in both Farsi and English, and highly annotated.
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