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Aishī’s ʿIshrat-nāma: a Dah-nāma with Unexpected Messengers

Anna Livia Beelaert    

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In the first part of this article I presented an edition with a short introduction of ʿAishī Shīrāzī’s ʿIshrat-nāma, a poem belonging to the dah-nāma genre. In this second part I discuss the messengers who convey the messengers between the two lovers. At the request of his patron, ʿInāyat, an amir of the Aq-Quyūnlū Khalīl b. Uzun Ḥasan, instead of the usual messenger, the wind, ʿAishī chose for ten musical instruments. I argue that the choice of these instruments, and the way they are decribed, are not accidental but subtly convey the evolution of the protagonists’ feelings.

Published
June 30, 2020
Language
EN

Keywords: Dah-nāmaʿIshrat-nāmaMusical instrumentsMathnawīʿAishī ShīrāzīMessenger motif

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