The legacy of Nizami Ganjavi in Transoxiana: An analysis of Khamsa's influence on oral narrative




Nizami Ganjavi, Khamsa, Persian literature, Transoxania, Alisher Navoiy.


Nizami Ganjavi, one of the distinguished poets of the 12th century, has a special place in world literature with his works from ancient times to the present. This poet is famous not only in Persian literature but also in Turkish and Indian literature. Nizami Ganjavi is related to the Mesnevi works, which were translated into Turkish and even translated by many Turkish poets and writers in the following centuries. Among these, we can count the essential figures of Chagatai Turkish literature (Transoxiana), especially Emir Alişer Nevai, who cared about Mesnevi Khamsa Nizami and made changes and wrote examples based on his stories. Nizâmî, with the dreams and images created in the Mesnevi above, has revealed an original style that is very important in today's comparative literature field at the international level. He proved his success by creating a new style of fantasy drawing using imaginary images, and many poets influenced by him entered the field of literature. This article refers to Panj Ganj or Khamsa Nizami Ganjavi's works and tries to explore his influence on Transoxiana writers. The study uses a qualitative, library, and comparative methodology and is founded on the laws and categories of scientific research. Researchers applied modern research approaches and methods (general scientific analysis, comparison, generalization, systematization, text analysis, and retrospective analysis).


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Author Biographies

Nargiza Shoaliyeva, International Islamic Academy оf Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan.

Assoc. Dr., Department of Classical Literature and Origins, International Islamic Academy оf Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan.


Ghadir Golkarian, Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus. 

Prof. Dr. Near East University, Art & Sciences Faculty, Head of Rumi Research Center, Nicosia, Cyprus. 


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How to Cite

Shoaliyeva, N., & Golkarian, G. (2024). The legacy of Nizami Ganjavi in Transoxiana: An analysis of Khamsa's influence on oral narrative. Amazonia Investiga, 13(76), 42–52.