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Abū Turāb Iṣfahānī
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Abū Turāb Iṣfahānī, whose nom de plume was Turābā (ca. 989–1072/1581–1662), was a calligrapher specialising in the nastaʿlīq script and a poet. He was born into a wealthy family of Iṣfahānī dignitaries (Īrānī, 123). There is no mention of his date of birth in the sources; however, according to Mīrzā-yi Sanglākh (vol. 2, ‘Aḥwāl-i Mīrzā Abū Turāb’) he was eighty-three when he died and so he must have been born in 989/1581. In his youth, ‘like any adolescent, he indulged in both the strengths and weaknesses of yout…

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Mohammad Hassan Semsar and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Abū Turāb Iṣfahānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0226>
First published online: 2015

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