عنوان مقاله [English]
The last flourished and growing period of Farsi language in “Sindh” ended with “Talpoor” rulers who were ruling in “Heidar Abad, Sindh” around 13th century of lunar Hidjri. Not only was Farsi their official and royal language, but they also have left numerous writings in Farsi; the writings that are nowadays considered the last remains of works in Farsi inPakistan.
One of these works is called “Manegheb-e- Alavi” which was written in praising Imam Ali (p.b.u.h) in Heidarabad, Sindh. This work is highly important; first, because it is in Farsi and has a literary value, second it is religiously valuable, and finally and most importantly praising Imam Ali by a Pakistani ruler in Farsi is especially considerable. This work was written by “Mir Hussein Ali Khan Talpoor”, and is one of the most comprehensive and complete books throughout which Imam Ali is being praised.
Linguistically,the author,by integrating linguistic features of Khorasani style, technical words, popular vocabularies among the Farsi speakers in Sindh, and the use of Hindi and Sindhi vocabularies, has created a special style which is considerable in the subcontinent for its time.
From a literary viewpoint, this work, especially in the introduction, is decoratively full of figures of speech including, metaphor, allegory,rhyme, irony, etc. Although the figures are repetitive, generally a beautiful and nearly artistic prose has been created.
Managheb-e-Alavi is kept as a single manuscript in Talpooran’s personal treasure and has not been yet investigated. This work consists of 1760 pages which is written in Farsi prose and cursive calligraphy. In the present paper, this work is investigated regarding both its language and its literary value.