Fables and Tales
[Preliminary Entry] Mīr ‘Asgarī ‘Āqil Ḫān-i Rāzī (d.1107-8/ 1695-97) is the second translator of Padmāwat story into Persian after Mullā ‘Abd al-Šakūr Bazmī (d. 1662-1663). Mīr ‘Asgarī was the commander of Šāhjahānābād (Delhi) fort and also a disciple of the Šaṭṭārī Sufi master Burhān al-Dīn Rāz-i Ilāhī.
Mīr ‘Asgarī prepared his Persian version in maṯnawī style of Padmāwat in 1069/1658-9. Within the romance, he describes in details the four types of Indian women, wedding costumes and Indian separation rituals bārāmāsī. He, as the poet, has tried to change the Indian names into Persian or Arabic names and has composed his maṯnawī adapted to Persian poetic style.
Bazmī, ‘Abd al-Šakūr, 1350/1971, Dāstān-i Padmāwat, ‘Ābidī Amīr Ḥassan, ed., Tehran, Bunyād-i Farhang-i Iran.
Munzawī, Aḥmad, 1366/1987, Fihrist-i nusḫa-hāyi ḫattī-i fārsī-ī Pakistan, Islamabad, Iran-Pakistan Institute of Persian Studies, Vol. 4.
Ṣīddīqī, Ṭāhira, 1378/1999, Fiction Writing in Persian in the Sub-continent During Mughal Period, Islamabad, Iran-Pakistan Institute of Persian Studies.
|Main Persian Title:||Šam’ wa Parwāna|
|English Translation of Main Persian Title:||The Candle and the Butterfly|
|Year / Period of Composition:||1069/1658-1659|
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