Pandiyāt-e Javānmardi

Pandiyāt-e Javānmardi

PANDIYĀT-E JAVĀNMARDI, title of a Nezāri Ismaʿili book originally written in Persian and containing the sermons of Mostanṣer Be’llāh (d. 885/1480), the thirty-second imam of the (Qāsemšāhi) Nezāri Ismaʿilis. These sermons or religious admonitions (pandiyāt) to the true believers (moʾmens) seeking exemplary standards of ethical behavior and spiritual chivalry (javānmardi) were evidently compiled and written down by an anonymous Nezāri author during the imamate of Mostanṣer Be’llāh’s son and successor, ʿAbd-al-Salām Šāh (Pandiyāt, text pp. 47, 56) or perhaps even later, during the imamate of the latter’s successor, Ḡarib Mirzā (d. 904/1498; see Virani, pp. 121-26, arguing that the Pandiyāt may actually contain the sermons of Ḡarib Mirzā, who also carried the honorific title of Mostanṣer Be’llāh).


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