نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 دانشیار رشته فرهنگ و زبانهای باستانی، پژوهشگاه علوم انسانی و مطالعات فرهنگی، پژوهشکده زبانشناسی
2 پژوهشگر فرهنگ و زبانهای باستانی، پژوهشگاه علوم انسانی و مطالعات فرهنگی
عنوان مقاله [English]
The story of "Burzoya’s voyage to India" has a variety of narratives which can be classified and compared in two groups: the longer story and the shorter one. In the longer story Burzoya, the physician of the time of Xosrow I, Anōšīrvān, goes to India to find Kalīla wa Demna and bring it to Iran. In the Shorter story an allegory is narrated: Burzoya has read in a book that, a plant which is grown on the mountains of India, revives the dead; so he goes to India to find the plant but he can’t find it despite an exhaustive search. Finally he realizes that the source of this mystery is an allegory, thus the plant is knowledge which brings unwise (=dead) man back to life. Then he tries to collect the books of wisdom and bring them to Iran. In this article, we quote an allegory story from a Zoroastrian religious book, Vijarkard ī dēnīg, which is parallel to the shorter story; in this tale the Wise Ōšnar narrates the allegory of the plant of life.