Ankit Chadha unravels the fascinating life of sufi poet Amir Khusrau through illustrated riddles in his book Amir Khusrau: The Man in Riddles. The book is published by Penguin.
A riddle is a mystery concealed in words, each a clue the reader must unravel. In this book, it is also a piece of verse, part of the puzzle that is the fascinating life of Amir Khusrau.
The book introduces the world of Khusrau’s poetry in a charming way, while piecing together a portrait of the enigmatic poet. You could work through the riddles on your own or even enjoy them in the company of friends. The illustrations are not just visual representations of the verses, but extensions of the narrative, enriching rather than complementing it.
About the Author
Ankit Chadha is a writer and storyteller, who specializes in weaving research-based narratives for performance in the oral art of Urdu storytelling— Dastangoi. His works revolve around Sufi poetry and history education.