عنوان مقاله [English]
Khwaja Hossein Thanā'ī of Mashhad is one of the eminent poets of the tenth century A.H., whose famous literary work is his divan. In addition to this divan, some letters composed by him have remained in the monsha'āt of the following centuries. A mathnavi composed of eight hundred couplets composed by him under the title of "Iskandarnameh" is at our disposal. It can be dared to say that there are no anthologies or collections after the 10th century A.H. that do not include a sonnet, ode or even a couplet from Thanā'ī. In the present article, we have attempted to review Thanā'ī's biography, literary works as well as his poetic characteristics. Furthermore, we have dealt with the codicology of this poet's works including his divans as well as dispersed poems in the anthologies and collections encompassing sixty four codices. These manuscripts have been available in the libraries in Iran, India and Pakistan'.