Badiozzaman Forouzanfar

Male, Deceased Person

1904 – 1970

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Who was Badiozzaman Forouzanfar?

Badi'ozzamān Foruzānfar was a scholar of Persian literature, Iranian linguistics and culture, and an expert on Molana Jalaleddin Balkhi and his works. He was a distinguished professor of literature at Tehran University.

Critical edition of Diwan e Shams by Forouzanfar is the best edition of the book available to date. The first critical edition of Fihi ma fihi has been also done by B. Forouzanfar, which is now well known in the West thanks to the selective translation of A. J. Arberry.

He was also a first cousin of another famous Iranian scholar of literature, Prof. Mohammad Parvin Gonabadi.

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Born
Jul 12, 1904
Boshruyeh
Nationality
  • Iran
Profession
Employment
  • University of Tehran
Died
May 6, 1970
Tehran

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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