5.0/5 rating (1 votes)

Comparative Analisys Beset with the Images of Women in “Shoh-Name” by Abulkosim Firdawsi and Abumansur Saolibi Nishopui


Rizoeva Rukhsora Burkhonovna


The subject of the study is a comparative analysis beset with bright female images in "Shoh-Name" by Abulkasim Firdawsi and the literary production under the same title written in Arabic by Saolibi Nishopuri being created in the XI-th century. The creation of female images in medieval lyrical and epic works of Persian-Tajik literature has an ancient history. Particular attention is paid to Firdawsi`s stylewhen reflecting women's images in "Shoh-Name" and the peculiarities of Saolibi's creative style in the course of translation of "Shoh-Name", as well as to the process of transmitting these materials in Arabic translation of the relevant literary production.Proceeding from the comparative analysis in regard tothe images of Faronak, Sindukht, Rudoba, Takhmina, Jarir, Farangis, Katoyun and others, the conclusion is made that Saolibi`s literary production and the style of his work in the process of translation of "Shoh-Name" as well as the very essence of creating a prosaic variant have certain criteria whose research is an important aspect of literary criticism and theory of translation.


“Shoh-Name”, Abulkasim Firdawsi, Saolibi Nishopuri, epic, images of women, Rudoba, Takhmina, Shirin, Sudoba


1.                  Firdawsi, Abulkosim. Shoh-Nome. In 9 volumes. - Dushanbe: Cognition, 1965-66.

2.                  Firdawsi, Abulkosim. Shoh-Name. In 9 volumes. - Dushanbe: Man-of-Letters, 1988.

3.                  Firdawsi. Shoh-Name. –V.9. Critical text. Compiler of the text A.Е. Bertels. Under the editorship of A. Nushin. - M.: Science, 1971. – 399 pp.

4.                  Firdawsi. Shah-Name. –V.5. Translated by Ts. B. Banu-Lahuti, V.G. Berzneva. – M.: Science, 1984. – 390 pp.

5.                  Bertels Ye.E. The History of Persian-Tajik Literature. Selected works. –V.1. - M.: Publishing-house of Oriental Literature, 1960 – 556 pp.

6.                  Bobokalonova J. Mythical Aspect of some Images of Women in “Shoh-Name” // Woman, Literature and Society. –Dushanbe, 2000. – pp. 13 - 23.

7.                  Memoirs of Firdawsi and his “Shoh-Name” (collection of articles). – Khujand, 1993. – 104 pp.

8.                  Nishapuri, Saolibi. The History of Ghurar-us-Siyar Known as “Shoh-Name” by Saolibi. - Dushanbe: Bukhara, 2014. – 447 pp.

9.                  Ibodiyon Mahmud. Firdawsi and Sunnah Innovation in Epic - Tehran: Guhar, without mentioning of the year. – 353 pp.

10.              Ranjbar, Ahmad. Firdawsi's Ideological Attractions.- Tehran: Great Amir, 1379 hijra. – 464 pp.

11.              Safo Zabehullo. The History of Literature in Iran. – V.1. - Tehran: Firdaws Editions, 1372hijra.

12.              Yazdoni Zainab. Woman in Persian Poetry (Yesterday-today). - Tehran: Firdaws Editions, 1378. – 522 pp.

Publication date

Thursday, 17 September 2020