عنوان مقاله [English]
Molla Abdolmotaleb Khajeh, also known as Fahmi (death after 1286 AH), is a biographer from Transoxiana. There is little known about his personality, and some of the evidence from Tajikestan and Iran are rather faulty. This study aims to introduce this biographer and his categorization of biography, and then analyze his critical views. The content and genre analysis of the study attempts to answer the following questions. Who is Fahimi? What are the features of his biography? What are the author's critical views? What significance does this biography have in the Persian literary history of Transoxiana? The findings show that Fahimi's biography is a general independent unfinished prose in Farsi which was written in the 13th century AH, ordered by Haj Molla Mohammad Toughsabeh who was a military member of the then-Bokhara. Fahimi's critical views could be categorized into four groups: historical-analytical, moral, political-social, and rhetorical-aesthetic. Although the biography under investigation is an unfinished work, some rich data could be extracted about the Persian literature and the social and mystic understanding of the era, which could all be contributive to the history of Persian literature in Transoxiana.