Nausherwan

Anisur Rahman

Nausherwan

Anisur Rahman

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    Khusrow I was the king of the Sasanian Empire and was also known as Anushiruwan or Nausherwan-i-Aadil (Nausherwan the Just). He was one of the most celebrated kings and was responsible for many reforms during his time, the most important of them being the tax reforms which were emulated by many others after him. Such was his legacy that his name became synonymous with the title of an emperor like Caesar. Not only was he a wise and just administrator and King, he was also a patron of the Arts. Almost all great cultural milestones in Iran are attributed to his time including the epic Shahnameh by Firdowsi. Legend has it that once a man sold his house to another man and the latter found a treasure there which he wanted to return to the old owner but the old owner did not want to take anything from that treasure. Facing a state of stalemate and indecision, they reached Nausherwan for a solution since he alone was capable of taking a just decision. Nausherwan took a wise and just decision in this case also. He got the children of the old owner married and gifted them the invaluable treasure. He was an ambitious ruler who won many wars but he was not at all obsessed with the idea of expanding his empire; he was rather given to improving the quality of life within the empire. He led his people into a golden age which, sadly enough, did not last long after his death.

    Khusrow I was the king of the Sasanian Empire and was also known as Anushiruwan or Nausherwan-i-Aadil (Nausherwan the Just). He was one of the most celebrated kings and was responsible for many reforms during his time, the most important of them being the tax reforms which were emulated by many others after him. Such was his legacy that his name became synonymous with the title of an emperor like Caesar. Not only was he a wise and just administrator and King, he was also a patron of the Arts. Almost all great cultural milestones in Iran are attributed to his time including the epic Shahnameh by Firdowsi. Legend has it that once a man sold his house to another man and the latter found a treasure there which he wanted to return to the old owner but the old owner did not want to take anything from that treasure. Facing a state of stalemate and indecision, they reached Nausherwan for a solution since he alone was capable of taking a just decision. Nausherwan took a wise and just decision in this case also. He got the children of the old owner married and gifted them the invaluable treasure. He was an ambitious ruler who won many wars but he was not at all obsessed with the idea of expanding his empire; he was rather given to improving the quality of life within the empire. He led his people into a golden age which, sadly enough, did not last long after his death.

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