The book is a chronicle mostly of Persian Kings, and is often cited as a source of reference for historical events of the 12th century and before. It refers to the classical Persian Shahnameh as the "tree" and all other poems as "branches".
Another book with the same title was written by Fasihuddin Ahmad in 1441.
- The Development of Persian Culture under the Early Ghaznavids, C.E.Bosworth, Iran, Vol. 6, (1968), 41.
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