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The Place of Allegorical Mystical Dastans in the Creation of Soinuddin Khujandi


Mirzoyev Sadriddin Kholovich


The author of the article expounds an analysis of allegoric mystical dastans in the prosaic heritage of Soinuddin Khujandi, famous representative of the House of Khujanders in mediaeval Isfagan (1370 – 1433). It is underscored that Soinuddin Khujandi`s allegoric prosaic works exerted considerable influence over further development of analogical productions in Tajik mediaeval literature. Among them there are: “Bazm va Razm” (Feast and Battle), “Aklu Ishk” (Reason and Love) and some others. Resorting to allegories and symbols Soinuddin Khujandi reflects the problems of theoretical mysticism, in particular, a controversy between reason and love. It is emphasized that man-of-letters uses an allegorical style of reproduction for concealing his mystical ideas. The author conducts a correlative analysis between the book “Akl va Ishk” by Soinuddin Khujandi and “Ishky Akl” by Nadgmuddin Rozi. He undertakes an endeavor to determine the peculiarities of allegorical style in the works by Soinuddin Khujandi. 


historyofTajikliterature, mysticism, SoinuddinKhujandi`screation, symbols, allegories, NadgmuddinRozi, allegoricproductions


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Publication date

Tuesday, 23 April 2019