Omer Tarin

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Omer Tarin

Omer Tarin (also spelt Omar Tarin; real name Omer Salim Khan; born 10 March 1967 in Peshawar) is a Pakistani poet[1][2][3] and Sufi mystic.[4][5]

Omer Tarin belongs to the well-known Tarin tribe resident in Talokar, Haripur district, North-West Pakistan.[6] He has published a number of books, including four volumes of poetry so far.[7] He is also a military historian and social activist.[8] His best-known books of poetry are A Sad Piper:Poems (1994) and Burnt Offerings (1996; reprint 2004) [9]

A Sad Piper:Poems[change | change source]

A Sad Piper: Poems (first published in 1994[10]) is a book of poetry. The poems are written in English.

This was the first book of poems written by Omer Tarin and it became a very popular book. Many people read and liked it.[11] In this book, there are poems about many topics, such as Life, Death, the human spirit or soul, the beauty of nature and the sad things that happen to people.[12] Later, in new books, Tarin also wrote about many other things but many ideas came from this book.[13]

References[change | change source]

  1. Dr Tariq Rahman , 'A Review of Pakistani English Poetry' , in daily The News , literati section, Friday weekly, Islamabad edition, Pakistan, 6th December 1996, page 30
  2. M Shamsie ed, Dragonfly in the Sun:Pakistani Writing in English' Karachi: Oxford UP, 1997, pp 482-483, ISBN 0195777840
  3. Luminita Karim: Note on Omer Tarin in 'Weekly Poetry Review section' in The Muslim daily, Islamabad, 28th October 1994, p 18
  4. Interviews of various Sufi Shaykhs/masters of the Chishti Order from Pakistan in Anderoon:A Journal of Sufi Studies and Research , Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan, Vol XXXV, No 2, July 2001, pp 22-35
  5. E. Reffner The Esoteric Codex:The Alchemists , pub Lulu Books, USA, 2012, p 7. ISBN 9781312989313
  6. Woking Borough Council, Woking Surrey UK, Special Report about Tarin family of Talokar
  7. Open Library Catalog of Omer Tarin's work
  8. Index of 'Durbar' Journal of the IMHS, UK, Journal of FIBIS, UK, Spring 2012 and Omer%20Tarin&f=false Mnetion in Peter Oborne's book, 2014 and also see Woking Borough Council Report, cited above
  9. Eric Cyprian, 'Critical Review in 'The Nation', Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan, 16th July 1995; and Dr Mahmood Alam Khwaja , Review in 'Sangat' journal of literature and humanities, Lahore, Pakistan, Autumn 1999 issue, Vol 27, No 3, pp 21-24 For scanned copy please see here
  10. First edition published Islamabad:Leo Books, 1994 ISBN 9698127038. Later editions Pakistan and UK 1995-96, 2001
  11. L Karim, 'Poems by Omer Tarin' in The Muslim Islamabad, Pakistan, 28 Oct 1994, p 18
  12. Karim, p.18
  13. Tariq Rahman, 'A Review of Pakistani English Poetry' in The News, Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday special edition, 6 Dec 1996