Parvin Etesami (1906-1941)

Parvin Etesami

Parvin Etesami was born the 17 march 1906 a Tabriz. Rakhshande Etesāmi known as Parvin Etesami is remembered as one of the most famous poets of the modern era as "the most famous Iranian poet". His father belonged to the circle of men of letters, orators and translators of that time, so Parvin learned Persian and Arabic literature most easily from his father.
His talent and his predisposition appeared at the age of seven and at that time he dedicated himself to the composition of various poems. They were presented in the form of the exhortation and advice and stories in particular in the genre of the debate.
The topics covered are social issues, tyranny and injustice and the poverty of the people. Parvin's only printed and published work is his Diwān or Canzoniere which includes 606 poems composed of lyrics in the genre of masnavi (long composition in couplets with kissed rhymes), qet'e (fragment of a few verses) and qasida (panegiristic ode monorimic).
The film festival Parvin Etesāmi which features films focusing on female characters and the literary festival that bears his name take place from the year 1383. Also the birth of this renowned Iranian poetess has been included in the official calendar of Iran as "day of commemoration of Parvin Etesāmi".
His home in Tabriz was considered one of Iran's national works and a museum dedicated to her where some of her personal belongings and books are kept. The poet died the 5 April 1941 because of typhus and was buried next to her father in the tomb of the Etesami family, in the mausoleum of Fātemeh Masoumeh in Qom.

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