Mysticism in John Donne and Lalon Shah: Similarities and Differences


  • Amir Hossain M. Phil. Research Scholar, Department of English Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
  • Arburim Iseni Faculty of Philology. Department of English Language and Literature University of Tetova, Republic of Macedonia.


mysticism, metaphysical elements, sins, mercy, sonnets, poems, etc.


Mysticism is a faith that directs knowledge of God, spiritual truth, or ultimate reality can be achieved through subjective intuition. Donne was a man of the 17th—century England that saw many religious reformation. Lalon was born in the 19th—century Indian Subcontinent who understood the terms of organized religion in his own principles. He is the pioneer of the movement of democratizing the society removing social disparity. His mysticism is based on human body and mind. Similarly, Donne shows his inner attitudes to human body and mind, which he takes to be God‘s book revealing His intention to mankind. This study examines that both Donne and Lalon have keen observations from the core philosophy to find out the ultimate truth of human soul dictate the way of spiritual salvation. It also aims to look at the influence of mysticism upon John Donne and Lalon Shah through the critical analysis of their poetry. It would like to examine Donne‘s treatment of mysticism as well as Lalon‘s treatment of mysticism respectively by fostering similarities and differences between them.




How to Cite

Hossain, A., & Iseni, A. (2017). Mysticism in John Donne and Lalon Shah: Similarities and Differences. Angloamericanae Journal (AAJ), 2(1), 9–20. Retrieved from