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Akimushkin O. The Tūti-nāma and the Predecessor of Nakhshabī: on the Question of Indo-Iranian Cultural Links // Manuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 4, No 2, June 1998. P. 3-12.


It is known that Diyā al-Dīn Nakhshabī, the author of extremely popular Tūti-nāma, who was born in Nakhshab, as his nisba tells, moved in his youth to the city of Badâwun in India. There, in 730/1329—30, he completed a work which he called the Hikāyat al-dirāyat (Tale of Acumen). As it happened, the author's title did not take hold, and the work was fated to gain fame and spread across the Muslim East under the popular, if less elegant, title Tūti-nāma, the Book of the Parrot. Interest in this work, which tells of the tricks and intrigues of women, their craftiness and cunning was great and remained unchanged as the centuries passed…

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‘Imād b. Muhammad
Indo-Iranian Cultural Links
Manuscripta Orientalia, selected papers
Nakhshabī
Persian manuscripts
The Tūti-nāma

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