Yaghma Jandaqi, Mirza Abu Al-Hasan

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Yaghma Jandaqi, Mirza Abu Al-Hasan


Born 1782 in the village of Khur, Jandaq Province, southeastern Iran; died there 1860. Iranian poet.

Yaghma Jandaqi lived a life of privation. He distinguished himself in the history of Persian poetry as a lyric poet and satirist. Of particular importance are his satiric narrative poems, in which he subjected the feudal lords and their retinues to scathing criticism; notable examples are The General’s and The Butcher. Yaghma Jandaqi greatly influenced the literature produced during the antifeudal and anti-imperialist Iranian Revolution of 1905–11.


Bertel’s, E. E. Ocherki istorii persidskoi literatury. Leningrad, 1928.
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