Khafiz

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Khafiz

 

among the Tadzhiks and Afghans, a folk singer and narrator of epic and lyric works. The repertoire of the khafiz includes folk poetry and literary works, such as folk dastans, Ferdowsi’s Shah-nameh, and lyric narrative poems, notably those of Nizami and Amir Khosrow Dehlavi. The khafiz also creates his own poems in the various genres of folk poetry.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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