Antigone (Sophocles)
Antigone (/ænˈtɪɡəniː/ an-TIG-ə-nee, Ancient Greek: Ἀντιγόνη) is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before 441 BCE. Chronologically, it is the third of the three Theban plays but was written first. ...
Persian poets
The list is not comprehensive, but is continuously being expanded and includes Persian poets as well as poets who write in Persian from Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Pakistan, Syria, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, ...
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Qurayshi al-Shirazi
Nur al-Din Muhammad Abd-Allah ibn Hakim ‘Ayn al-Mulk Qurayshi Shirazi was a mid 17th century Persian physician from Shiraz, Fars, Iran.He is best known for his large synopsis of 'Yunani' (Greco-Roman ...
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Abdolhossein Zarrinkoob
Abdolhossein Zarinkoob (Luri/Persian:عبدالحسين زرين‌کوب, also spelled Zarrinkoub) (May 19, 1923 – September 15, 1999) was a prominent scholar of Iranian literature, history of literature, Persian cult...
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Mohtasham Kaashaani
Mohtasham Kaashaani (Kamāl-al-Din Mohtasham Kāšāni, Persian: محتشم کاشانی, also known as Šams-al-šoʿarā) (1528–1588) was a Persian poet of Safavid’s period. He is mainly known by his elegy on martyrdo...
Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Khwarizmi
Abū ʿAbdallāh Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf al-Kātib al-Khwārizmī, also referred to as al-Balkhī, was a 10th-century Persian encyclopedist and the author of the early encyclopedia Mafātīḥ al-ʿulūm (“Ke...
Rumi
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (Persian: جلال‌الدین محمد رومی‎), also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī (جلال‌الدین محمد بلخى), Mawlānā (مولانا, "our master"), Mevlânâ, Mevlevî (مولوی Mawlawī, "...
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Mohammad-Ja'far Pouyandeh
Mohammad Jafar Pouyandeh (also spelled Mohammad-Jafar Pooyandeh or Mohammad Jafar Poyandeh, Persian: محمد جعفر پوینده‎) (born 7 June 1954 – died 8 or 9 December 1998) was an Iranian writer, tra...
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Reading Lolita in Tehran
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books is a book by Iranian author and professor Azar Nafisi.Published in 2003, it has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over one hundred weeks and ha...
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Omar Khayyám
Omar Khayyám; born Ghiyāth ad-Dīn Abu'l-Fatḥ ʿUmar ibn Ibrāhīm al-Khayyām Nīshāpūrī (/ˈoʊmɑr kaɪˈjɑːm, -ˈjæm, ˈoʊmər/; Persian: ‏غیاث ‌الدین ابوالفتح عمر ابراهیم خیام نیشابورﻯ‎, [xæjˈjɒːm]; 18 M...
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Rabia Balkhi
Rābi'a bint Ka'b al-Quzdārī (Persian: رابعه بنت کعب‎), popularly known as Rābi'a Balkhī (رابعه بلخی) and Zayn al-'Arab (زین العرب), is a semi-legendary figure of Persian literature and was possi...
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Najm al-Din Razi
Abū Bakr 'Abdollāh b. Moḥammad b. Šahāvar b. Anūšervān al-Rāzī (Persian: نجم‌الدین رازی‎) commonly know by the laqab, or sobriquet, of Najm al-Dīn Dāya, meaning "wetnurse". Hamid Algar, transl...
Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani
Abu Bakr Abd al-Qāhir bin Abd ar-Rahman bin Muhammad al-Jurjānī (400 – 471 or 474 A.H.) (died 1078 AD) was a renowned Persian scholar of the Arabic language, literary theorist, grammarian and Shafi'i ...
Ahmad Ghazali
Aḥmad Ghazālī (Persian: احمد غزالی‎; full name Majd al-Dīn Abū al-Fotuḥ Aḥmad Ghazālī) was a Persian mystic, writer, and eloquent preacher (c. 1061–1123 or 1126). He is best known in the history...
Mojtaba Minovi
Mojtaba Minovi (1903, in Tehran – 1977, in Tehran), the well-known Iranian historian, literary scholar and professor of Tehran University. he was a participant in the Ferdowsi Millenary celebrations i...
Ibn Khordadbeh
Abu'l-Qasim Ubaydallah ibn Abdallah ibn Khordadbeh (Persian: ابوالقاسم عبیدالله ابن خردادبه‎) (c. 820 – 912 CE), better known as Ibn Khordadbeh, was the author of the earliest surviving Ar...
Afdal al-Din Kashani
Afzal ad-Din Kashani (Persian: افضل الدین کاشانی‎) also known as Baba Afzal al-Din (Persian: بابا افضل الدین‎) was a Persian poet and philosopher. Several dates have been suggested for hi...
Mohammad Jafar Mahjoub
Dr. Mohammad Jafar Mahjoub (Persian: محمدجعفر محجوب‎) (23 August 1924 - 17 February 1996) was a prominent Iranian scholar of Persian literature, essayist, translator and teacher.
Dr. Mahjoub...
Sayed Makhdoom Raheen
Sayed Makhdoom Raheen (in Kabul) (Persian: سید مخدوم رهین) is a Persian author and an Afghan politician. He was Afghanistan's ambassador in India before becoming the cultural minister for second time....
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Mirza Fath Ali Akhundzadeh
Mirza Fatali Akhundzade (Azerbaijani: Mirzə Fətəli Axundov) or Mirza Fath-Ali Akhundzade, also known as Akhundov (12 July 1812, Nukha – 9 March 1878, Tiflis), was a celebrated Azerbaijani author, ...
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Hamid Dabashi
Hamid Dabashi (Persian: حمید دباشی‎; born 1951) is an Iranian-American Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York City.He is the author of over tw...
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Mohammad-Amin Riahi
Mohammad-Amin Riahi (1 June 1923, Khoy - 15 May 2009, Tehran) (Persian: محمدامین ریاحی‎) was a prominent Iranian literary scholar of Persian literature, a historian, writer and statesman. Apar...
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