There were poets in the reign of Sultan Alauddin Khilji such as had never existed before and have never appeared since. The incomparable Amir Khusrau stands unequalled for the volume of his writings and the originality of his ideals; for while other great masters of prose and verse have excelled in one or two branches, Amir Khusrau was conspicuous in every department of letters.
A man with such mastery over all forms of poetry has never existed in the past. And in addition to his wit, talent and learning, he was an advanced mystic. He was one of the chief disciples of Shaikh Nizamuddin Aulia, and a man of ecstasy and rapture.
This compact book introduces the reader to the genius of Khusrau's writings.