Kālidāsa

  Kālidāsa, whose name literally means "servant of Kali" was a famous writer, generally regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language. Sanskrit...

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Leo Africanus, a Man between Two Worlds

  Leo Africanus was a complex character who led a rich and adventurous life. Actually, he was not really an African, but an Arab born...

Slavonic Tales on The Sacrifice of the Son

  The Bulgarian story The three brothers and God invites us to reflect on how the character of oral literature is both transnational and specifically...

Rahman Baba: The Poet of Mysteries

Virtually unknown in Italy, Abdul Rahman Baba is one of the most loved and revered poets among the Pashtuns from Pakistan and Afghanistan.      He...

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Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips was born in Buckinghamshire in 1964. He is a freelance writer and guest lecturer at various British and Balkan universities. He has...