By M. Ashraf Chaudhuri
About the book- As the title indicates, the book cover seven most prominent Sufi poets of the Punjab, namely, Farid-ud Din [Ganj-e Shakar], Madhor Lal Hussain, Sultan Bahu, Bulleh Shah, Waris Shah, Mian Muhammad Baksh and Khwaja Ghulam Farid covering a span of a millennium of Sufi poetry in the Punjab.
The most noteworthy aspect of the study is that it has been carried out on somewhat “theosophical Lines”, in that each sufi poet has been studied under the standard formatprecisely focusing on his Life and Times, Philosophy of Life, Metaphysics, Thoughts on Tassawwuf and finally his contribution to the society that he lived in.
The work therefore is an attempt in an altogether new dimension in the Punjabi literature. The author has tried to quote appropriate verses of Maulana Rum, Iqbal and the others which have made the study very interesting and meaningful. Also the inclusion of the glossary of the non-english words at the end is very handy for the readers to gain clarity in Sufi terminology.