Bābā Jān Ḥāfiẓ-i Turbatī
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Bābā Jān Ḥāfiẓ-i Turbatī (d. 944/1537), a prominent calligrapher of nastaʿlīq, who was also a poet and musician. He was the son of Ḥāfiẓ ʿAbd al-ʿAlī Turbatī and brother of the noted singer Ḥāfiẓ Qāsim; the Turbatī family was originally from Zāwah (Turbat-i Ḥaydariyya) in Khurāsān. During the reign of the Tīmūrid ruler of Herat, Sulṭān-Ḥusayn Bāyqarā (r. 873–911/1469–1506), his father Ḥāfiẓ ʿAbd al-ʿAlī, along with the family members, travelled to Herat and became attached to the Tīmūrid court (Budāq Qazwīnī, 4/2…

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Hassan Semsar, Mohammad and Melvin-Koushki, Matthew, “Bābā Jān Ḥāfiẓ-i Turbatī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0000005>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209



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