Professor Thackston has been a member of the NELC faculty at Harvard University since 1972. Author of textbooks for Persian, Classical Arabic, Syriac, and Kurdish, his main research areas include classical Persian poetry and belles-lettres, historical sources on Central Asia, the literature of the Mughal Empire in India, and modern Iranian languages. Publications include The Jahangirnama: Memoirs of Jahangir, Emperor of India and The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor.
I. The Treatise of the Birds.
II. The Sound of Gabriel's.
III. The Red.
IV. A Day with a Group of Sufis.
V. On the State of Childhood.
VI. On the Reality of Love.
VII. The Language of the Ants.
VIII. The Simurgh's Shrill Cry.
IX. A Tale of Occidental Exile (Arabic}.
A Tale of Occidental Exile (Persian}.
Glossary of Persons.