July 12, 1904[|
Boshrooyeh, Ferdows County, Persia
|Died||May 6, 1970
|Known for||Scholar of Persian literature, Iranian linguistics and culture, and an expert on Molana (Rumi) and his works|
Badi'ozzamān Foruzānfar (12 July 1904 in Boshrooyeh in Ferdows County – 6 May 1970 in Tehran) (Persian: بدیعالزمان فروزانفر, born Ziyaa' Boshrooye-i ضياء بشرويهای) was a scholar of Persian literature, Iranian linguistics and culture, and an expert on Molana Jalaleddin Balkhi (Rumi) and his works. He was a distinguished professor of literature at Tehran University.
The critical edition of Diwan e Shams (in 10 volumes) by Forouzanfar is the best edition of the book available to date. The first critical edition of Fihi ma fihi was also done by B. Forouzanfar, which is now well known in the West thanks to the selective translation of A. J. Arberry.
He was born to a Kurdish family. He was also a first cousin (maternal) of another famous Iranian scholar of literature, Professor Mohammad Parvin Gonabadi.
Foruzānfar's notable students include:
- Mehrdad Avesta
- Parviz Natel Khanlari
- Zabihollah Safa
- Ehsan Yarshater
- Abdolhossein Zarrinkoub
- Amir Hossein Aryanpour
- Mohammad-Amin Riahi
- Simin Daneshvar
- Mohammad-Reza Shafiei-Kadkani
- Mohammad-Ali Eslami Nodooshan
- Ja'far Shahidi
- Seyfeddin Najmabadi
- Jalal Matini
- Mahmoud Neshat
- William Chittick
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