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Bābā Jān Ḥāfiẓ-i Turbatī
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Bābā Jān Ḥāfiẓ-i Turbatī (d. 944/1537), a prominent calligrapher of nastaʿlīq, who was also a poet and musician. He was the son of Ḥāfiẓ ʿAbd al-ʿAlī Turbatī and brother of the noted singer Ḥāfiẓ Qāsim; the Turbatī family was originally from Zāwah (Turbat-i Ḥaydariyya) in Khurāsān. During the reign of the Tīmūrid ruler of Herat, Sulṭān-Ḥusayn Bāyqarā (r. 873–911/1469–1506), his father Ḥāfiẓ ʿAbd al-ʿAlī, along with the family members, travelled to Herat and became att…

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Mohammad Hassan Semsar and Translated by Matthew Melvin-Koushki, “Bābā Jān Ḥāfiẓ-i Turbatī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0000005>
First published online: 2015

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