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Simin Behbahani (in Persian: سیمین بهبهانی; born in 1927, Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian poetess. Persian (فارسی), (local name in Iran and Afghanistan: Fârsi), Pârsi (older local name, but still used by some speakers), Tajik (a Central Asian dialect) or Dari (Another local name in Afghanistan), is a language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Bahrain and Uzbekistan. ... Events January 7 - First transatlantic telephone call - New York City to London January 9 - Military rebellion crushed in Lisbon January 14 - Paul Doumer elected president of France January 19 - Britain sends troops to China February 12 - First British troops lad on Shanghai February 14 - Earthquake in Yugoslavia - 700 dead February... Tehran (also spelled Teheran) (تهران in Persian), population 8,000,000 (metropolitan: 10,000,000), is the capital of Iran and one of the major world cities. ...

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Simin-Behbahani (212 words)
Simin Behbahani (Khalili) was born in 1927 in Tehran, Iran, of literary parents.
The Ghazals of Simin Behbahani are a unique style, which defines her as a one and only, and well distinguished in her style of poetry.
Simin Behbahani has expanded the range of traditional Persian verse forms and produced some of the most significant works of Persian literature in the twentieth century.
Simin Behbahani, the greatest Persian lyricist of the modern age - Artists Without Frontiers Online Magazine (1020 words)
Since the first days that Simin started to compose chains of couplets in addition to her lyrical work, this light, and this warmth, were felt in her poems.
Simin's mind is deeply occupied with sufferings of her compatriots: "How can I put to words the burning sorrow of the loss of your child".
As the years go by, we notice that Simin, having chosen the lyric style, does not find the prevalent moulds and rhythms of that style sufficient for the expression of her ideas.
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