Authored By: S. L. Peeran
Year of Publication: 2020
|Pages: 78||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
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S.L. Peeran (b.1950) hails from an illustrious family of erstwhile Mysore State. His great grandfather was a renowned Arabic, Persian & Urdu Scholar &Poet and was bestowed with a title of Siraj-ul Ulma (Sun among Scholars). His grandfather received the title of Moin-ul-vizarath (Pillar of Ministry) from late Maharaja of Mysore for his services to the State. His father was an Engineer and also Sajjada-Nishin of Darga of Saint
Hz-Qader Awaliya Srirangapatna.
Peeran had his graduation from St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore during 1969 in Natural Sciences, completed Law from Govt. Law College, Bangalore and Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Service Administration from National Institute of Social Sciences, Bangalore. After a short stint of service in Industrial field as Labor Welfare and Personnel Officer, he joined a firm of Industrial Law and Personnel Management Consultants. He entered the legal profession in 1976. Later, he became part-time Professor of Law for eight years in Havanur Law College, Bangalore. He had a very successful legal career before being selected as Member-Judicial of Customs, Excise & Gold (Control) Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi in 1989. He was transferred to Southern Bench Chennai in March, 1998 and to Bangalore in March 2004 and took voluntary retirement in July 2009.
Peeran has been deeply interested in Sufism, in study of human growth & development, Urdu & English Poetry. He published his first book The Essence of Islam & Sufism & Its Impact on India from New Delhi in 1998. Peeran started penning his experiences initially in Urdu poems in 1997 and from December 1997, he started writing poems in English as well. He has completed sixteen volumes of poems in English: In Golden Times, In Golden Moments, A Search From Within, In Silent Moments, A Ray of Light, A Call From The Unknown, New Frontiers, Fountains of Hope, In Rare Moments, In Sacred Moments, Glittering Love, Garden of Bliss, Eternal Quest, Ever Green Pastures (Authorspress, 2016), Perfumed Garden of Love (Authorspress, 2017), Scattered Gems (Authorspress, 2018), Haiku, Tanka, Quatrains and Short Poems (Authorspress, 2019). He has written short stories – Glass house and other Short Stories (Authorspress, 2020). He edits a Sufi journal – Sufi-World from Bengaluru.
Peeran’s works have been favorably reviewed by Dr. A.K. Tak,
Dr. Srinivasa Rangaswamy, Dr. Anna Lata Devi, Jasvinder Singh, Dr. Barnard Jackson (United Kingdom), Gordon Hindley (U.K), Dr. I.H. Rizvi, C.L. Katri, Dr. Manas Bakshi, Dr. Shujaat Hussain, Dr. Md. Fakruddin,
Dr. Kalpana Rajput, Dr. R.K. Singh, Patricia Prime (New Zealand),
Dr. D.C. Chambial, Dr. Radhamani, Dr. Masood ul Hasan, Dr, S.C. Pande and many others.
Peeran has brought out books on Sufism and Islam: Essence on Islam and Sufism and its impact on India (New Delhi, 1998); A Journey of a Sufi-Sufism and Poetry (Authorspress, New Delhi, 2015); Sufi Wisdom and Spiritual Consciousness (Authorspress, New Delhi, 2016). Fundamentals of Islam and Sufism (Authorspress, New Delhi – 2017).Sufism (Authorspress, New Delhi – 2019) He has written two prose works Indian English Poetry Searching New Grounds (Yking, Jaipur 2013) and Contemporary Indian English Poetry (Authorpress, New Delhi, 2013).
Peeran is trustee of International Sufi Centre, Editor of Sufi World – A Journal on Sufi Culture, Philosophy and Literature (Islamic Spiritualism Tasawwuf). Poets International Bangalore has also nominated him as “Best Poet for 2003”. International Poetry Academy, Chennai has also awarded him with “Best Poet” award for 2009. He has won Literary Prize 2017 of “Naji Naaman” of Lebanon.
Peeran is inspired to write poetry in search of truth and to discover his own self. He is inspired by the theory and practice of Sufism.