An Overwiew to the Critics of Sudi in the Şerh-i Gulistan

İbrahim KAYA
2012 Turkish Studies  
Sudi who lived in the 16th century is an author who wrote interpretation for the Hafız Divan and Sa'di's Bostan and Gulistan which are essential Persian classics and which were annotated and translated to many languages. Interpretations he wrote gained great appreciations and laudatory expression was used for these works. It is expressed by researchers and specialists that these annotations have surpassed the annotations written by other interpretators. Without doubt Sudi's strong logic and
more » ... trong logic and language ability and his deep knowledge * Yrd. Doç. Dr. KSÜ Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi, El-mek: İbrahim KAYA Turkish Studies International Periodical For the Languages, Literature and History of Turkish or Turkic Volume 7/3, Summer, 2012 and background as well as his good knowledge of Persian language are among the factors which raised Sudi's interpretation to a distinguished position. Considering Sa'di in the Gulistan who used all the bahirs of prosody (aruz), it is obvious that writing interpretation for Sa'di's Gulistan which included both the texts of prose and verse is quite a difficult work and the annotator who aims to do this will have to possess some other knowledge in addition to qualities which were expressed above. Sudi criticized, in many places of the annotation of Gulistan, the annotators who wrote all the texts of Gulistan and the authors who dealt with some parts of Gulistan. In this article these critics will be dealt with as a whole and numerical information will be given for these objections. Finally, the rightfulness of these ideas will be tried to determine.
doi:10.7827/turkishstudies.3504 fatcat:7rs6l5pobng5hkp6rjlkaao6gm