(Tales of the Parrot), a Persian and Tadzhik book of didactic tales written in India in 1330 by Ziya-ud-Din Nakhsha-bi. It is based on the Indian frame story in prose and verse Sukasaptati (Seventy Stories of the Parrot), whose first version dates from the 11th century. Tut-nameh consists of an introduction and 52 “nights, ” or tales that a wise parrot tells its owner. Different versions of Tut-nameh exist in Persian, Urdu, and the Turkic languages. The work has been translated into many languages, including Russian.
TEXTS AND REFERENCESSkazki popugaia, 2nd ed. Compiled by V. A. Zhukovskii. St. Petersburg, 1901.
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