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Theodore S. Beers

Introduction Vahshi Bāfqi (d. 991/1583) and Mohtasham Kāshāni (d. 996/1588) have been considered the two greatest Persian poets of their generation. This applies only insofar as we accept what tradition has bequeathed to us in the way of a canon of classical poets, and insofar as we deem

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Matthew C. Smith

of eighteenth century Iran by demonstrating how a body of work produced by three early Bāzgasht poets drew its inspiration from forms and genres popularized under the Safavids and Mughals, with particular reference to the poetry of Mohtasham Kāshāni (1528/1529–1588), rather than from the earlier

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Matthew Smith

1989, I, p. 1). 208 M. C. Smith / Journal of Persianate Studies 2 (2009) 194-209 morād , a combined history of the Zand dynasty and biographical dictionary, draws a link between the bāzgasht authors and one of Kāshān’s most famous poets, Mohtasham (d. 1588). In the introduction to his history

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Rudi Matthee

known than his contemporary rival, Mohtasham. Beers first attempts to establish a biographical profile of Vahshi Bafqi, fully cognizant of the fact that the composite sources for this project are not “pieces of one puzzle.” The result is a remarkably full portrait of a man who spent most of his career

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“Utterly Fluent, but Seldom Fresh”

Jāmī’s Reception among the Safavids


Paul Losensky

.” Encyclopaedia Iranica . Online at: www.iranicaonline/articles/mohtasham-kashani . Losensky , Paul E. “ Jāmi i. Life and Works .” Encyclopeadia Iranica , 14 : 473 ‒ 74 . Losensky , Paul E. “  ‘The Equal of Heaven’s Vault’: The Design, Ceremony, and Poetry of the Ḥasanābād Bridge .” In

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Sunil Sharma

Urdu—whose number would be greater—rather than as poets in their own right. Other nineteenth century anthologies are Abu ʾ l-Qāsem Mohtasham Sharvāni’s Akhtar-e tābān (also called generically Tazkerat al-nesā ; 1881), 20 Durga Prasād ‘Mihr’’s Tazkerat al-nesā (or Mer’āt al-khiāli , 1878) and Hadiqa

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Yui Kanda

// magar shamaʿ bisūzad gāh-gāhi // bar sar-i khākam. 
 34  For the most comprehensive study of this poet, see Paul Lo­sensky, Encyclopædia Iranica online , s.v. “Moḥtašam Kāšāni,” accessed February 12, 2016, See also Edward G. Browne, A

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Pedram Partovi

about affairs in Mughal India could itself become literary fodder. 17 As Losensky (2009, 754) has written about two love stories, one heterosexual and one homoerotic, by the Safavid-era poet Mohtasham Kāshāni (d. 1588), “[f]or modern readers, the gender of the young male beloved in The Glorious