Posted on: 21 October 2016

Digital Rare Book:
Multani Stories
Collected and translated by F.W. Skemp
Printed by the Superintendent, Government Printing, Lahore - 1917

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Image:
Watercolour by Alfred Frederick Pollock Harcourt (1836-1910) of the tomb of Shams-i Tabriz at Multan in the Punjab, Pakistan, dated 30th December 1876. The image is inscribed on the front in pencil: 'Shumuz Tabraez. 30 Dec 76'; and on the back in ink: 'The Shumus Tabraez Musjid Multan, Alfred Harcourt.' This tomb was rebuilt in 1780 and belongs to a celebrated Sufi martyr who was murdered in 1247. The main body of the building is a square surrounded by a verandah. The upper section is octagonal, surmounted by a hemispherical dome and covered in glazed blue tiles. Some parts of the walls are decorated with glazed tiles, mainly blue and white, arranged in geometric patterns.

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Not Shams Tabrizi (of Rumi fame) but Pir Shams Sabzwari's tomb at Multan, is the accepted story in Multan today. Not blue anymore, the tomb has been painted green. ( http://thesofism.blogspot.in/2011/08/history-of-hazrat-shams-e-tabrizi.html )

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