Bābā Shāh Iṣfahānī
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Bābā Shāh Iṣfahānī, a well-known calligrapher and poet (alive in 1010/1601), son of Sulṭān ʿAlī. His family was originally from the Kuhpāyah, ca. 70 km from Iṣfahān, the city in which he was born and raised (Awḥadī, 215).

Some tadhkira writers identify Bābā Shāh as the student of Aḥmad Mashhadī (q.v.) (ʿĀlī, 50). Among later sources, Mīrzā-yi Sanglākh (1/187–188), who calls Bābā Shāh ‘master of masters’ (ra⁠ʾīs al-ruʾasāʾ ) and is known to have written fanciful stories about his life, states that he was the student of Mīr …

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Semsar, Mohammad Hassan, Gholami, Rahim and Melvin-Koushki, Matthew, “Bābā Shāh Iṣfahānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000011>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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