Modern Poetry of Iran

by Aziz Mahdi

  • Category Poetry
  • Format Hardback
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 395
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2925-3
  2. Pages: 120 pages
  3. Date: March 2017


Modern Poetry of Iran is an anthology of more than eighty-five acclaimed works of renowned Iranian poets. The book comprises Persian poems, carefully selected and translated into English by Aziz Mahdi, a Persian scholar from India.

This collection gives powerful insights into Iranian society. While reading the poems, there is a strong sense that instead of the poets writing the poems, it’s poetry that is writing their lives. From God and nature to love and sorrow; from indulgence and denial to the subconscious and the abstract; these poems touch upon the various aspects of human existence and emotions.

These poems are bound to make you yearn for more…

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted. —P.B. Shelley


Delhi-based Dr Aziz Mahdi is a poet, writer and translator. A doctorate in Persian language and literature from Tehran University and an expert on the Indo-Iranian linkages in literature and culture, Aziz taught at the Department of Indian Studies, Tehran University, for nearly five years.

Mahdi has authored five books, three poetry collections and translated ten books into Hindi, English and Urdu. He is closely associated with the Tehran-based Sa’di Foundation and the Hozeh Honari Organization.

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