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The purpose of this article is to search for social-cultural foregrounds in tales in Moulana’sMasnavi in order to be able to draw a picture of the society of his age. For this purpose 90 stories which had more clear social background have been selected from six books of Masnavi. Then different classes, and social professions were classified and social- cultural debates reflected in these stories were analyzed.
This study is mostly concerned with social-cultural issues of these stories and the departing point in anecdotes which points to the existing realities in that society. The end result, finds the society of the poet’s era grappled with imitative conduct, oppression, corruption, lie, hypocrisy, stupidity, and ignorance, superficiality, murder, theft,…etc.