Sunday, September 16, 2007

Abdolhossein Zarrinkub

Tehran Times - Tehran, Iran

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Abdolhossein ['Abd al-Husayn] Zarrinkub was a prominent scholar of Iranian literature, history of literature, Persian culture and history.

He was born on March 19, 1923 in Borujerd, Iran, received his Ph.D. from the University of Tehran in 1955 under the supervision of Badiozzaman Foruzanfar, and has held faculty positions at prestigious universities such as Oxford University, Sorbonne, and Princeton University, among many others.

Due to his pioneering works on Iranian literature, literary criticism and comparative literature, he is considered as the father of modern Persian literature. He died September 15, 1999 in Tehran.

Zarrinkub’s solid research works made him a world class Iranologist and scholar of Persian literature. He was known for his extreme precision and solid works. He was the author of dozens of books in Persian, French, and English, and has published hundreds of articles.

Some of his more famous works in English are: “The Arab Conquest of Iran and Its Aftermath”, “Persian Sufism in Its Historical Background”, and “Nezami, a Lifelong Quest for a Utopia”.

Zarrinkub boosted comparative literature and Persian literary criticism. His book entitled “Naqd-e Adabi” (Literary Criticism) is a classic book on Persian literary criticism.

Zarrinkub is also known for his profound research on revered Iranian mystic and poet Molana Jalal ad-Din Rumi and his works. Zarrinkub’s “Mystery of the Reed Flute”, and “A Sea in the Jug” are critical and comparative analysis of Rumi’s Masnavi. “Step by Step to a Meeting with God” is also a work he carried out on the same line.

Zarrinkoub’s research works on Hafiz and Persian Sufism resulted in several books: “In the Rends’ Alley” and “On the Value of Sufi Heritage” are a few examples.

Zarrinkub’s classic book entitled “Two Centuries of Silence” is one the most reliable sources on the history of Persia after the advent of Islam. Zarrinkub also published seminal articles and a few books on Islamic history.

1 comment:

irving said...

May Allah bless him for his good works, and raise him to the ranks of His beloveds. Amin.

Ya Haqq!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Abdolhossein Zarrinkub
Tehran Times - Tehran, Iran

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Abdolhossein ['Abd al-Husayn] Zarrinkub was a prominent scholar of Iranian literature, history of literature, Persian culture and history.

He was born on March 19, 1923 in Borujerd, Iran, received his Ph.D. from the University of Tehran in 1955 under the supervision of Badiozzaman Foruzanfar, and has held faculty positions at prestigious universities such as Oxford University, Sorbonne, and Princeton University, among many others.

Due to his pioneering works on Iranian literature, literary criticism and comparative literature, he is considered as the father of modern Persian literature. He died September 15, 1999 in Tehran.

Zarrinkub’s solid research works made him a world class Iranologist and scholar of Persian literature. He was known for his extreme precision and solid works. He was the author of dozens of books in Persian, French, and English, and has published hundreds of articles.

Some of his more famous works in English are: “The Arab Conquest of Iran and Its Aftermath”, “Persian Sufism in Its Historical Background”, and “Nezami, a Lifelong Quest for a Utopia”.

Zarrinkub boosted comparative literature and Persian literary criticism. His book entitled “Naqd-e Adabi” (Literary Criticism) is a classic book on Persian literary criticism.

Zarrinkub is also known for his profound research on revered Iranian mystic and poet Molana Jalal ad-Din Rumi and his works. Zarrinkub’s “Mystery of the Reed Flute”, and “A Sea in the Jug” are critical and comparative analysis of Rumi’s Masnavi. “Step by Step to a Meeting with God” is also a work he carried out on the same line.

Zarrinkoub’s research works on Hafiz and Persian Sufism resulted in several books: “In the Rends’ Alley” and “On the Value of Sufi Heritage” are a few examples.

Zarrinkub’s classic book entitled “Two Centuries of Silence” is one the most reliable sources on the history of Persia after the advent of Islam. Zarrinkub also published seminal articles and a few books on Islamic history.

1 comment:

irving said...

May Allah bless him for his good works, and raise him to the ranks of His beloveds. Amin.

Ya Haqq!