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    Posted: 08-Jan-2005 at 12:30

Abivard, Turkmenistan: Anvari (the greatest panegyrists of Persian literature)

Agra, India: Ghalib (renowned for his love lyric, mystical parable, and panegyric)

Delhi, India: Amir Khosrow (Known as "the parrot of India", one of India's greatest Persian-language poets)

Ganca, Azerbaijan: Nizami (the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature)

Ghazna, Afghanistan: Sanai (author of the first great mystical poem in the Persian language)

Hamedan: Aryan Baba Taher (the greatest Persian double distichs writer)

Herat, Afghanistan: Jami (regarded as the last great mystical poet of Iran)

Kazvin, Iran: Obeyd Zakani (The greatest Persian satirist)

Konya, Turkey: Molana Rumi (the greatest Sufi mystic and poet in the Persian language)

Lahore, Pakistan: Sir Muhammad Iqbal (One of the greatest 20th-century poets)

Mahan, Iran: Shah Nimatullah Wali (The greatest Persian predictor poet)

Merv, Turkmenistan: Nasir Khosrow (One of greatest Persian philosophical poets)

Neishabur, Iran: Khayyam and Attar (The greatest Persian quatrain writer and allegorist)

Rudak, Tajikistan: Rudaki (the first poet of note to compose poems in the "New Persian")

Shiraz, Iran: Sadi and Hafiz (The greatest figures in classical Persian literature)

Shirvan, Azerbaijan: Khaqani (Famous for his brilliant court poems, satires, and epigrams)

Tabriz, Iran: Saib (The greatest Persian poet in Indian style)

Tus, Iran: Ferdosi (Persian national epic poet)

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  Quote Artaxiad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-Feb-2005 at 19:48

Why were so many of these poets/writers not from Persia?

 

 

 

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They were from Greater Iran!
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  Quote Saki Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-Apr-2005 at 01:47

I would say Greater Cultural Persia!

 

Persia is not a territory although it may occupy lands. It is a state of Civilisation that finds its highest expressions of nobility best expressed by its Poets, most readily expressed by the medium of Persian. The Lingua Franca par excellence bar none in all of Asia!

 

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