Wadi' Faris al-Bustani (1888-1954)
January 20, 2022
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Biography | Wadi‘ Faris al-Bustani, a Lebanese-born man of letters, moved to Palestine after the First World War to work in the British mandate government. He later resigned and took part in the Palestinian nationalist movement. He opened a lawyer's office in Jerusalem and began to defend the land rights of Palestinian farmers. He then settled in Haifa and lived under the Israeli occupation for five years until he decided to go back to Lebanon. He will be remembered for his writings in poetry and in prose and especially for his translations of the Indian classics from English to Arabic.  

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