New Entries August 2014

KASHAN vii. KASHAN WARE

The town of Kashan, as a city associated with high-quality ceramic production in the medieval period, appears to have been a major site for the manufacture of fine wares between the 1170s and 1220s as well as in the later 13th and early 14th centuries.

DELŠĀD BARNĀ

(1800-1905), Tajik educator, historian, and poetess bilingual in Persian and Chaghatay Turkish.

ḤAKIMOVA, MAWJUDA

(1932-1993), Soviet Tajik poetess, editor, and dramatist. Her poetry consists mainly of lyric miniatures on the theme of love and all manifestations of the natural world, from the Pamir mountains to the simplest flower plucked in a park in the suburbs of Dushanbe. Her plays reflect the move from the Soviet political propaganda and public life toward the Tajik private and personal sphere.

LĀYEQ ŠĒR-ʿALI

(1941-2000), Tajik poet, editor, and public intellectual. Lāyeq continually expanded the boundaries of Tajik poetry through his restless urge to experiment, to cultivate new means of expression and new forms. Despite his eagerness to innovate, he remained faithful to certain traditions. A number of his poems of the 1980s and 1990s observed the norms of Persian-Tajik poetry.

PILARAM, FARAMARZ

(1937-1983), a modernist artist, educator and among the founders of the Saqqā-ḵāna School of Art.

ATABAKI, PARVIZ

(1928 - 2004), a Persian diplomat, literary scholar, translator, and editor.

HOSSEINI, MANSOUREH

(1926-2012), pioneer modernist painter, writer, and gallerist, among the first Iranian artists who incorporated calligraphy in their modern works.