Abu Al-Ala Ganjevi, Mahmud Nizameddin

Abu Al-Ala Ganjevi, Mahmud Nizameddin

 

(Abu-1 Ula Ganjevi). Years of birth and death unknown. Azerbaijani poet of the first half of the 12th century.

Abu al-Ala Ganjevi wrote in Farsi and held the title malak al-shoara (king of poets) at the court of the shirvan-shah Manuchir. He was the teacher of the poets Haggani and Falaki. He eulogized the feudal rulers and their retainers. His verses display high craftsmanship and perfection of form.

REFERENCES

Azārbayjan ādābiyyat tarikhī, part 1. Baku, 1960.
Bertel’s, E. E. Nizami: Tvorcheskii put’ poeta. Moscow, 1956.
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