Jaleh Esfahani

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Alma materBaku State University

Jaleh Esfahani - ژاله اسفاهاني; born * 1921 in Isfahan; † 29. November 2007 in London was a female poet and political activist.


Jaleh Esfahani[1][2] was born in 1921 in the Iranian city of Isfahan. After graduating from school, she worked at the National Bank. In 1945, she taught literature at a military school in Tabriz. In 1946, she emigrated to the Soviet Union and completed her studies at the philological faculty of Baku State University in 1952. She successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled “Modern Poetry in Iran” at Lomonosov University in Moscow. Since 1965, she was a member of the Union of Tajik Writers. Jaleh Esfahani[3][4] died on November 29, 2007.


Her first poems were published in 1938. Her books have been published in Iran, Russia[5][6], Azerbaijan, England, France, and Tajikistan. The most important of them are: “Golhā-ye ḵᵛodru(Wild Flowers)”, Tehran, 1945. „Zendeh Rud (Life-Giving River)“, 1965. “Migrating Birds”[7], Moscow, 1974. „Keshti-ye Kabud (The Green Vessel)“, Moscow ,1978. „Naqsh-e Jahan (Image of the World)“, 1980. „Agar Hezar Qalam Dashtam (If I Had a Thousand Pens)“, 1981. „Alborz-e bi-šekast (The invincible Alborz)“, London, 1983. „Sorud-e Jangal (Forest Hymn)“, London, 1985. „Tarannom-e parvāz (Melody of Flight)“, London, 1986. „Ḵoruš-e ḵāmuši (Roaring Silence)“, Stockholm, 1993. „Mowj dar mowj (Wave upon Wave)“, London, 1997. “Touch”, audio book, Russia 2013. [8]


  1. Karimi-Hakkak, Ahmad (January 8, 2008). "Jaleh Mohajer-Esfahani". The Guardian.
  2. Puig, Laia (July 15, 2021). "Jaleh Esfahani". Unlocking the History of PEN.
  3. Foundation, Encyclopaedia Iranica. "Welcome to Encyclopaedia Iranica". iranicaonline.org.
  4. "Jaleh Esfahani; Iranian poet in exile". groups.google.com.
  5. "Исфагани Жале - все книги по циклам и сериям | Книги по порядку". www.livelib.ru.
  6. "Исфагани Жале - биография, творчество, отзывы, лучшие книги". КнигоГид.
  7. "Migrating Birds" (PDF).
  8. "Прикосновения. Музыкально-поэтический цикл. (Жале Исфагани, Сюзанна Серова, Галина Данильева) Мр3. Звуковая Книга". cdvpodarok.ru.

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