Description translated into English (original in Tajik)

The Divan of Nasir Khusraw (1004–1088), the great Tajik poet and thinker, consists of qasidas devoted to philosophical and theological issues, the search for wisdom, praising the human intellect and human dignity, and descriptions of the beauties of nature as God’s creation. This publication also includes two poems ascribed to Nasir Khusraw: Rawshana’inama (‘The Book of Enlightenment’) and Sa’adat-nama (‘The Book of Happiness’). To make the Divan more accessible to a wider readership, the editors have provided a comprehensive glossary of archaic and difficult words in Tajik.