Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Salim Anarkali

I’m not a fan of the bollywood version, but I think Salim-Anarkali is one of the greatest tragic love stories of all times. Which is why I found this really beautiful. Engraved in Anarkali’s tomb in Lahore is a little verse, which translated into English reads as:

“Ah! could I behold the face of my beloved once more, I would thank my God until the day of resurrection.”

The prince who lost his love has signed this verse not as 'Salim’ but as 'Majnu Salim’. The words have the scent of such longing, it really moved me.

Source: Found this on a great Pakistani blog called: http://www.streetphotos.net/blog/


Anonymous said...

You're such a romantic. I had no idea:)


Radha said...

Come on, u've to admit, its a really tragic story...the most unromantic soul wud be touched by it!