Hikayat six tells how the daughter of a Qazi rescues Raja Chakarwati from his enemies.

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Glory to God

God, Almighty is benevolent in forgiveness,

He is Enlightener, Provider and Guide.(1)

Neither He has an army nor luxurious living (no servants, no rugs and no materials).

God, the Compassionate, is visible and manifested.(2)

Now, please listen to the tale of the daughter of a minister.

She was very pretty and possessed an enlightened mind.(3)

There lived a wandering Prince who had adorned himself with Cap (of honour) from Rome.

His splendour matched the sun but his nature was as serene as the Moon.(4)

Once, early in the morning he went out hunting.

He took with him a hound, a falcon and a hawk.(5)

He reached a desolate place of hunting.

The Prince killed the lions, leopards and deer.(6)

There came another Raja from the South,

Who roared like a lion and his face gleamed like the moon.(7)

Both the rulers had approached an intricate terrain.

Are not the lucky ones only rescued through their swords?(8)

Doesn’t an auspicious day facilitate one?

Who is endowed aid by the God of gods?(9)

Both the rulers (seeing each other) flew in the rage,

Like the two lions that sprawl over a hunted deer.(10)

Thundering like the black clouds both jumped forward.

Like the leaves flutter during the dust storm, the arrows started to fly.(11)

The arrows flew in such density that,

The sky was inundated with vultures.(12)

Noises coming through the tips of the spears were piercing,

And both were creating havoc in the world.(13)

They were raising hue and cries, as if, to seek final bliss of Angel of Resurrection,

So that, on the doomsday, they attain sanctuary in the heaven.(14)

At the end anarchy surrounded the Arabian Army,

And western Raja had the victorious day.(15)

The Arabian Prince was isolated,

When the sun set in the evening.(16)

As he had lost all his power, he tried to escape,

But could not, he surrendered and become a prisoner.(17)

The Prince was tied down and taken to the Raja,

The same way as Rahu, the demon planet, captured the moon.(18)

Although the news of the Prince’s arrest reached his household,

In spite of hard efforts Prince could not be rescued.(19)

The wise ones assembled in the Court,

And talked over the shame (of the Prince’s apprehension).(20)

When the daughter of the Minister heard the news,

She girded up her lions and tucked the arrows in there.(21)

Adoring the dress of the country of Rome,

She mounted the horse.(22)

Galloping in the winds, she approached the Raja of the West,

With Kiani Clan’s quiver full of arrows at her back.(23)

She faced the Raja with great courage,

But she, who used to roar like the thundering clouds and carnivorous lions,(24)

Bowed in greeting and said, ‘Oh! You the fortunate Raja,

‘Worthy of Royal Throne and the Royal Canopy.(25)

‘My grass-cutters had come to shear the grass,

‘They were riding hundreds of horses and one of them looked like the Prince.(26)

‘You better send them back,

“Otherwise, there will be a call for your death.(27)

“If my King heard this from me,

“He would come to uproot you.”(28)

The Raja of iron will heard this,

And started to tremble like the leaves of jasmine shrubs.(29)

The Raja thought, ‘If these grass-cutters had given such a tough fight,

‘Then their King must a very brave man.(30)

‘I did not perceive that their King was so brave,

‘That he would drag me, even, out of hell.’(31)

The Raja called his Counsellors,

And had a secret conversation with them,(32)

‘Oh! My Counsellors, you have seen the grass-cutters fighting so vigorously,

‘And the havoc they had brought to this God’s country.(33)

‘God forbid, if that King raided, then this country would be ruined.

‘I should return the grass-cutters to this lucky one.’(34)

The Raja immediately called the tied-up grass-cutter (the Prince),

Invited him besides him and, then, handed him over (to the woman).(35)

(She said to the Prince), ‘You have easily attained the freedom,

‘Now you apprehend them (Raja and his Councillors). I love you more than my life’.(36)

She held the folds of her turban with one hand,

And put the other hand on the scabbard of her sword,(37)

She gave four lashes to each one of them (the grass-cutters),

And said, ‘You, the ignorant, you don’t know anything.(38)

‘You have come here where there is no grass to cut.

‘The God only is my witness,’(39)

‘God is my Protector,

‘He is Forgiver and, I am sure, He will excuse my lie.‘(40)

After gaining freedom for his sovereign,

She left that place for her own abode.(41)

(The poet says),

‘Oh! Saki, give me green wine to drink,

Because the Master of the Intellect prevails all over.(42)

‘Saki! Give me the cup full of greenish (liquid),

“Which soothes during the wars and the lonely nights.”(42)

Tale Six – Complete

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