Dārāb-nāmah
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Dārāb-nāmah, an ancient prose romance that recounts the story of the king Dārāb (the son of Bahman, grandson of Isfandiyār, and great-grandson of Gushtāsp) and Humāy Chihrāzād (variously considered to be the daughter of the king of Egypt or the daughter of Bahman, hence the granddaughter of Isfandiyār). Like the story of Samak-i ʿAyyār, the Dārāb-nāmah probably originates in pre-Islamic literature (Tafaḍḍulī, 307). Rooted in the oral tradition, two recensions of the stor…

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Ali Miransari , “Dārāb-nāmah”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 May 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036093>
First published online: 2017



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