Noteworthy Persian (and a couple Turkic) taẕkirahs
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TitleComp. yr.AuthorAuth. d. yr.Locus scribendiDedicateeNo. of entriesScopeOrganizationLength of noticesEditorEd. yr.PublisherG-M p.Other notes
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Chahār maqālah1155Niẓāmī ʿArūżī1161KhurāsānA Ghūrid prince8A number of poets listed, beyond the 8 who get entire anecdotesList of poets by dynastyAnecdotes are a few p. each, incl. quotation of some coupletsMuḥammad Muʿīn1955Tehran: Zavvār2:5872nd maqālah on poetry; Browne trans.
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Taẕkirat al-awliyāʾ1210Farīd al-Dīn ʿAṭṭār1221KhurāsānNicholson, Qazvīnī1982Tehran: Dunyā-yi KitābN/A2 vols.; Sufi hagiography; Losensky partial trans.
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Lubāb al-albāb1221Sadīd al-Dīn Muḥammad ʿAwfī1233MultānA Ghūrid vazīr300Anyone noteworthy who had composed Persian poetry; Arabic not includedChs. by social class, then dynasty/time period; unclear ordering of poetsVaries widely; less important poets get about 3–5 line bio, 10 couplets quotedSaʿīd Nafīsī1957Tehran: Ibn Sīnā2:77Nafīsī ed. built upon Browne & Qazvīnī
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Nafaḥāt al-uns1478ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Jāmī1492Harāt625Maḥmūd ʿĀbidī1991Tehran: Iṭṭilāʿāt2:800Sufi hagiography
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Bahāristān1487ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Jāmī1492HarātSulṭān Ḥusayn BāyqarāA smaller selection from all eras (Rūdakī through author's time)Only one ch. for poets; generally in chronological orderVaries considerably, though nothing is given much spaceAfṣaḥzād, ʿUmar'uf, Ẓuhūr al-Dīn2000Tehran: Mīrāṡ-i Maktūb2:485Book written for author's son; ch. 7 on poets; published along with other prose works of Jāmī
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Taẕkirat al-shuʿarāʾ1487Dawlatshāh Samarqandī1507HarātNavāʾī15110 classical Arabic poets, 141 Persian poets from all eras (up to author's time)Arabic poets in muqaddimah; 135 Persian poets in 7 ṭabaqāt (largely chronological); 6 contemporaries in khātimahVaries, but often quite long, incl. digressions on historical topicsFāṭimah ʿAlāqah2007Tehran: Pizhūhishgāh-i ʿUlūm-i Insānī va Muṭālaʿāt-i Farhangī1:264Numbers of poets based on Browne ed.; different in ʿAlāqah (154 total)
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Majālis al-nafāʾis1491ʿAlī Shīr Navāʾī1501HarātHüseyin Ayan et al.2001Ankara: Atatürk Kültür, Dil ve Tarih Yüksek KurumuN/ATurkic, but translated early and repeatedly to Persian; widely influential
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Laṭāʾif-nāmah1522Fakhrī Haravī1566HarātA vazīr in Safavid HarātMostly very briefʿAlī Aṣghar Ḥikmat1945Tehran: Chāp-khānah-i Bānk-i Millī2:118First Persian translation of Navāʾī; published along with Qazvīnī
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Majālis al-nafāʾis-i Fārsī1523Ḥakīm Shāh Muḥammad Qazvīnī1559IstanbulSelim IʿAlī Aṣghar Ḥikmat1945Tehran: Chāp-khānah-i Bānk-i Millī2:120Second Persian translation of Navāʾī; published along with Fakhrī Haravī
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Laṭāʾif al-ṭavāʾif1532Fakhr al-Dīn ʿAlī Ṣafī Bayhaqī1532Aḥmad Gulchīn-i Maʿānī1957Tehran: Muḥammad Ḥusayn Iqbāl2:738
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Tuḥfah-i Sāmī1550Sām Mīrzā Ṣafavī1567Ardabīl700Contemporary and recent poets onlyMostly very brief, except for major figuresRukn al-Dīn Humāyūn Farrukh1960Tehran: ʿIlmī1:155Includes notices on amateur/bad poets
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Rawżat al-salāṭīn1553Fakhrī Haravī1566SindhAn Arghūnid ruler of Sindh80Members of royal housesSayyid Ḥusām al-Dīn Rāshidī1968Ḥaydarābād: Sindhī Adabī Būrd1:644Published along with his JA
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Javāhir al-ʿajāʾib1556Fakhrī Haravī1566Sindh, Agra (?)Māham Anga23Women poetsSayyid Ḥusām al-Dīn Rāshidī1968Ḥaydarābād: Sindhī Adabī Būrd1:417Published along with his RS
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Haft iqlīm1594Amīn b. Aḥmad Rāzī1594India (where?)Javād Fāżil1960Tehran: ʿAlī Akbar ʿIlmī2:4103 vols.
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Gulistān-i hunar1597Qāżī Aḥmad Qumī1606Aḥmad Suhaylī Khwānsārī1973Tehran: Bunyād-i Farhang-i Īrān2:708On visual artists
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Majālis al-muʾminīn1601Qāżī Nūr Allāh Shūshtarī1610India (where?)al-Ḥājj Mullā Amīn Ṭihrānī1881Tehran: Dār al-Ṭibāʿah-i ʿAlī Qulī Khān Qājār2:759On Shi'is; famous author (martyred); newer edition available (?)
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Sullam al-samāvāt1605Abū al-Qāsim Kāzarūnī1605Shīrāz, KāshānʿAbd Allāh Nūrānī2008Tehran: Mīrāṡ-i Maktūb2:653Ch. 5 on poets
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Khulāṣat al-ashʿār1607Taqī Kāshī1613KāshānFairly detailed bios; huge amount of poetry transmitted (350k verses total)Barūmand, Kahnamūʾī2005-Tehran: Mīrāṡ-i Maktūb1:524Possibly not extant in its entirety; only a few sections edited so far
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Majmaʿ al-khavāṣṣ1607Ṣādiqī Kitābdār1609ʿAbd al-Rasūl Khayyāmpūr1948Tabrīz: Akhtar-i ShamālN/ATurkish, but addresses many Persian poets
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Khayr al-bayān1610Malik Shāh Ḥusayn Sīstānī1627ʿAbbās IN/AN/AN/A1:605See British Museum MS Or. 3397
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ʿArafāt al-ʿāshiqīn1615Taqī Awḥadī1630AgraNone!3,500Persian poets from all erasLengthy intro, then 28 chs. alph.; within each ch., three sections chron.Fairly detailed bios, reasonable amount of poetry transmittedMuḥsin Nājī Naṣrābādī2009Tehran: Asāṭīr2:37 vols.
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Maykhānah1619Fakhr al-Zamānī Qazvīnī1621PatnaAn amīr of JahāngīrAḥmad Gulchīn-i Maʿānī1961Tehran: Ḥājj Muḥammad Ḥusayn Iqbal va Shurakāʾ1:377
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Taẕkirah-i Naṣr'ābādī1680Muḥammad Ṭāhir Naṣr'ābādīIṣfahānShah Sulaymān1,000Aḥmad Mudaqqiq Yazdī1999Yazd: Dānishgāh-i Yazd1:397
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Kalimāt al-shuʿarāʾ1682Muḥammad Afżal Sarkhush1714DelhiʿAlī Riżā Qazvah2011Tehran: Markaz-i Pizhūhish, Majlis-i Shūrā-yi Islāmī
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Riyāż al-shuʿarāʾ1748Vālih Dāghistānī1757India (Shāhjahānābād?)2,500Muḥsin Nājī Naṣrābādī2005Tehran: Asāṭīr1:6505 vols.
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Majmaʿ al-nafāʾis1751Khān Ārizū1756DelhiZīb al-Nisāʾ ʿAlī Khān2004–06Islamabad: Markaz-i Taḥqīqāt-i Fārsī-i Īrān va Pākistān2:1583 vols.
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Ātashkadah1760Āẕar Bēgdilī1781QumKarīm Khān ZandComplex ch. org. by social class, geography, time period; generally alphabetical within each sectionVaries, but usually short biosḤasan Sādāt Nāṣirī1958–62Tehran: Amīr Kabīr1:23 vols.
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Ṣuḥuf-i Ibrāhīm1791ʿAlī Ibrāhīm Khān Khalīl1793Varanasi (Banāras)3,278All erasAlphabeticalMīr Hāshim Muḥaddiṡ2006Tehran: Anjuman-i Āṡār va Mafākhir-i Farhangī1:759Only 'bakhsh-i muʿāṣir' in this ed.
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Majmaʿ al-fuṣaḥāʾ1867Riżā Qulī Khān Hidāyat1871Tehran, Tabrīz867Persian poets from all erasMaẓāhir Muṣaffā1957–61Tehran: Amīr Kabīr2:1442 vols. in 6
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