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Arts: Poets and Poetry: Iran: Modern
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The nineteenth-century changes usually associated with modernity accelerated during the reign of Nāṣir al-Dīn Shah (1848–96) and inaugurated increased activity of women poets in the male-dominated realm of poetry, overshadowing their conventional presence as the theme or the reflector of the male poet's inspirations.

Among such poets, Ṭāhira Qurrat al-ʿAyn of Qazvin (1817?–52), Parvīn Iʿtiṣāmī (1907–41), Sīmīn Bihbahānī (b. 1927), and Furūgh Farrukhzād (1935–67) deserve special mention, not just because of their originality of concepts an…

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Ghomi, Heidi, “Arts: Poets and Poetry: Iran: Modern”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0293f>
First published online: 2009

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