ḤAMZA-NĀMA, Also known as Qeṣṣa-ye Ḥamza, Dāstān-e Amir Ḥamza, and Romuz-e Ḥamza, a popular prose romance transmitted orally and written down at a time unknown. There also exists a version in verse called Ṣāḥeb-Qerān-nāma (Ṣafā, p. 379; Cat. Bibliothèque Nationale III, p. 394, no. 1905).

i. General.

ii. In the Subcontinent.

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Cite this article:

William L. Hanaway, Jr., Frances W. Pritchett, “ḤAMZA-NĀMA,” Encyclopædia Iranica, XI/6, p. 649; available online at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/hamza-nama (accessed on 15 December 2003).