Yunuszoda Zulfiya Yunusovna
Abstract: The article deals with interrelated affinity and distinct features of the genre of belles-letters travel notes in Tajik and Persian enlightenment literature. Belles-letters travel notes is considered to be as the main genre in enlightenment literature which plays a significant role in typological phenomenon pointing out the characteristics of political and social conditions of that time. Foreign enlightened poets expressed the ignorance of their nation as the result of the lack of knowledge about cultures of other foreign countries and much attention paid to the belles-letters travel notes. Many samples have been analyzed in the article putting forth the headway ideas of this genre in the enlightenment literature which has been served as intellectual factors for ideological awareness of local intellectuals.
Keywords: enlightenment literature, genre of belles-letters travel notes, typology, affinity, distinction, realism, comparative method