عنوان مقاله [English]
Kalile va Demne is among the political literary works whose content has been the matter of concern for researchers who tried to prove its political aspect or determine the power relations in it. Nevertheless, this is the structure of the story that is essentially responsible for the political aspect of the work. In Kalile va Demne, this aspect is actualised through the interaction of two narrative agents, i.e., Rāy and Brahman, as the representatives of the relation between State and Religion. The present article focuses on the linguistic and the narrative significations of this text to study the power relations between Rāy and Brahman and to see how far this structure manifests the State/Religion pattern. This interaction is examined based on “Turn taking” and “Questioning” principles, as the two discursive patterns. The findings say that the final goal of the interaction between Rāy and Brahman, apart from emphasizing the connection between State and Religion, is to show that the activity of Rāy is lawful and justified.