Bāzgasht-i Adabī
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Bāzgasht-i Adabī (‘the Literary Return’), the name of a style of Persian literature and the designation for a period in the history of Persian literature in which poets and writers turned away from the Indian style (sabk-i Hindī) of writing poetry and prose, also known as the Iṣfahānī style, and returned to the ʿIrāqī and Khurāsānī style.

Early Stages

The Literary Return movement began in the second half of the 12th/18th century, spread during the reign…

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Daadbeh, Asghar and Brown, Keven, “Bāzgasht-i Adabī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_000000118>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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