عنوان مقاله [English]
Many scholarly works have been published about Persian Epic texts since the last century. Meanwhile I can refer to a few works about Garshasb-nameh, Framarz-nameh, Shahriyar-nameh, Azar-Borzin-nameh and Bahman-nameh. Furthermore, those works never stressed the social-political circumstances of the epic texts. In this series of texts, incidents happened in India and all heroes of these texts are related to Rustam’s family. I would like to raise two questions: Why did India become bold in this series of the epics? Also why did Rustam’s family play a significant role in India in those texts?
In the paper, I refer to Parsi Migration to India, with the collapse of Sasanian Empire, as a most important answer to the two questions. I believe that Zoroastrian authors rewrote and revised their own history and texts (or narrations by narrators) under new geographical situation where they found “security and safety in their life.” In short, they tried to make new changes due to their new conditions. Meanwhile, we must consider some “national activities” in southeast Iran and Zoroastrian role in these activities.