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Bīzhan wa Manīzhah
(3,146 words)

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The hero, Bīzhan is sent by the Iranian king, Kaykhusraw, to the borderlands between Persia and Tūrān to combat the wild boars which are destroying the gardens of Armān. After having evinced great bravery in killing many of these wild boars, Bīzhan, persuaded by Gurgīn-Mīlād (his guide on this quest), makes his way to the location where Manīzhah is feasting, with the aim of abducting several beautiful women to Persia. Bīzhan meets Manī…

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Khatibi, Abolfazl and Translated by Dominic Parviz Brookshaw, “Bīzhan wa Manīzhah”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000012>
First published online: 2021

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