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Güzelyüz A., Değirmenci N.

Şebh-e Qarreh, vol.10, pp.19-44, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: Şebh-e Qarreh
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-44
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


From Indian Convoy (Introducing Ashub Mazandarani and his Divan)

Mohammad-Taqi Jahani

Ali Guzelyuz

Nihat Degirmenci

The widespread immigration of Iranian poets to India in the Safavid era took place

for a variety of reasons, including the lack of attention of the kings, the loss of

supporters and enthusiasts of poetry, the welcoming of Indian kings, and the hope to

get position. These immigrants developed a new style of poetry that became popular

in Indian style.

Mulla Mohammad Hossein Ashub Mazandarani was one of the poets who went

to India, where he met Zafar Khan Hassan Torbati and his comrade, Ibrahim Khan.

His Divan include odes and verses, sonnets and quatrains. The only copy of this

work is kept in the library of Nuruosmaniyeh of Turkey. With study and research

into his poems, it is determined that he is one of the first group of Indian style poets

(poets who continued the tradition of earlier poets) and has been very influential in

the writing of his poems of Khorasani and Iraqi style poets.

In this paper, we have investigated and analyzed his Divan and extraction of his

linguistic, intellectual, and literary attributes in addition to introducing Ashub

Mazandarani in order to identify this poet’s position among the poets of this style.

Keywords: Eleventh century poetry, Indian style, Ashub Mazandarani, manuscript