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Nasir Khusraw, the Ruby of Badakhshan: A Portrait of the Persian Poet, Traveller and Philosopher
A renowned poet, philosopher, and traveler of the 11th century, Nasir Khusraw was also a major thinker and author of the Iranian lands. Writing exclusively in Persian, his writings have been preserved through the centuries by the Ismaili communities of the upper Oxus and Badakhshan, now situated in Tajikistan and Afghanistan. This is the first comprehensive study in Englis ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published July 4th 2003 by I. B. Tauris
(first published 2001)
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A travel book which is much more inspiring than Italo Calvino's "Invisible Cities"! Nasir Khusraw describes the smells and tastes and sceneries much better than several issues of National Geography! His prose which is archaic Persian of Khorasan province is the one I admire most.Great Khorasan is the treasure land of Persian literature and as Nasir says , O' the Great wind of Khorasan , blow and release the poet who's been imprisoned in Yamgan Valley!"And what Khorasan literature has taught me i ...more