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Rumi’s stories survive the test of centuries

Who was Rumi, and did he really write about tattoos? Now that The Lion Tattoo is soon to hit our shelves, we thought we’d take a moment to explore the background of the tale. Born in what is now Afghanistan in the 13th century, Rumi was a teacher, philosopher, Sufi mystic, and poet. His consistently popular works, originally written in Persian, have been translated into dozens of languages through the centuries, transcending barriers of place…