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Bāzgasht-i Adabī
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Bāzgasht-i Adabī (‘the Literary Return’), the name of a style of Persian literature and the designation for a period in the history of Persian literature in which poets and writers turned away from the Indian style (sabk-i Hindī) of writing poetry and prose, also known as the Iṣfahānī style, and returned to the ʿIrāqī and Khurāsānī style.

A Critical Appraisal

The prose of the Return engendered no hostile reaction from the authorities, but the Return in the fiel…

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Daadbeh, Asghar and Translated by Keven Brown, “Bāzgasht-i Adabī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_000000118>
First published online: 2015

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