The Tale of Iskander” – a poem of covenants and teachings

  • П. Бисенбaев Al-Farabi Kazakh national university
  • Н. Сaғындықов Al-Farabi Kazakh national university


A special place in the world literature is occupied by poem-legends about Iskander Dvirog. It is wellknown that his image is embodied even in “Koranic legends” and in the poem “Kissas-ul-Ambiya”. TheMuslim peoples were acquainted with the stories about Iskander through themes often used in the worksof Firdausi, Nizami, Amir Khosrow, Navoi and other Eastern classics. In all of the East, these legendsbecame known as Iskander-name. And, although the theme of all these works was central, the ideasexpressed in them, the problems raised in them and the system of events are completely different fromeach other. Therefore, each of these names was the engine of the actual problems of their environment,their time. Of course, within the framework of one article it is impossible to fully cover all written by theabove-mentioned Eastern poets. Therefore, it will be right to consider works by such authors as Firdausi(“Shakhname” describing Iskander) and Nizami (“Iskander-name”) in the same row. Researchers of theabove-mentioned works conduct an artistic search in the study of such problems as poverty and deprivation,serving people, fighting against violence, life and death, freedom and happiness of man. Theycome to the conclusion that the poems “Iskander-name” is a poem of covenants and teachings, givingthe rulers wisdom of government
How to Cite
БИСЕНБAЕВ, П.; СAҒЫНДЫҚОВ, Н.. The Tale of Iskander” – a poem of covenants and teachings. Journal of Oriental Studies, [S.l.], v. 85, n. 2, p. 177-185, june 2018. ISSN 2617-1864. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 mar. 2019.