A great king, Azad Bakht, has everything - except for peace of mind. Driven to depression by thoughts of his own mortality, one night he sets out from his palace in beggar's clothing to seek solace in a graveyard with the spirits of the departed. Upon his arrival, he finds he is not the only living soul passing through that night: four strange travellers have gathered, and over the course of the evening they share their fantastic tales. Their accounts will change Azad Bakht's life for ever.
As retold by Amina Shah. This French Language Edition, limited to 500 numbered copies, represents the first published version of the story in French. It is a collaboration between Guerilla Books and The Company of Common Sense - a collective with a mission to preserve and circulate some of the planet's oldest and most profound stories and fables. Working in several countries and languages, you can find out more about this storytelling enterprise here: http://www.companyofcommonsense.com
Legend has it that Khusru wrote The Tale of the Four Dervishes to entertain his master, the saint Nizzamuddin Auliya, when he was ill. The saint recovered, and prayed that anyone hearing the story would be healed of their ailments.