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Ghiyath ad-Din bin Humam ad-Din known as “Khandamir” was a historian, scribe, poet and writer during Timurid era. He was the grandson of “Mir Khand”, author of the book “Rawzat as-Safa”. “Nameh Nami” is a beautiful and interesting epistolary with a prose mixed with poetry. It includes a preface and nine chapters, each containing several parts, which are classified as Satr (line) and Lafz (phrase) in present editions. Khandmir wrote these letters when he was 46 or 47 years old; that is, during the years 925 AH or 927 AH, when he was residing in Herat. He wrote these letters for bureaucratic features including aristocratic and common classes of the society on a variety of occasions. Nameh Nami has been compiled in six versions; the original version has the least number of mistakes, and is kept at the Central Library of the University of Tehran with the registration number 3411.
Correction of Nameh Nami was done to revive this valuable piece of work. In addition, it contains such merits as fluent letters and information on writing signs and expressions. The book is also of paramount importance to researchers in terms of its historical significance, since it illuminates the dark angles of the history of Timurid and Safavid era. It also touches on such figures as Sultan Hussein Bayqara, his sons and Kamaleddin Behzad.