Saifi Saroi (1323-1396)

Category: Literature of Temurid's period Published: Sunday, 02 September 2012

Saifi Saroi was one of the outstanding representatives of Uzbek classic literature. He was born in Kamishli village (Horezm), he lived and wrote in Sarai – the capital of the Golden Orda. Last years of his life he spent in Egypt.

Only part of his poetic works reached till our days: some gazels, kasidas, kityas, rubais, a poem “Suhail and Guldursun” (1934) and his Uzbek translation of Saadi Sherazi’s work “Guliston bit-turki” (1390-1391).

Some of his works were published in “Turk adabiyoti namunalari” collection. His poem takes a great place in Uzbek poetry development. The poem is built according to folk legend tradition “Guldursun”.

It contains historical events of the Great Timur’s campaign to Horezm.


Saifi Sarai. She’rlar. (Poems). Guliston, T.: 1968.
Saifi Sarai. Gulistoni bit turki. Kitobda: 14 asr yodnomalari (Guliston’s bit turki. XIV century Horesm legacy). T.: 1973.
Saifi Sarai, Suhayl va Guldursin (Suhail and Guldursun). T.: 1986.

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