Ghazaleh Alizadeh

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Ghazaleh Alizadeh
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Fatemeh Alizadeh

Died12 May 1996
Nationality Iran
Tomb of Ghazaleh Alizadeh

Ghazaleh Alizadeh (Persian: غزاله علیزادهAbout this soundlisten ) (born 1947, Mashhad, Iran, died 12 May 1996) [1] was an Iranian poet and writer. Her mother was also a poet and writer. She married twice; she and her husband Bijan Elahi had a daughter called Salma. She also adopted two girls who were survivors of the 1961 Qazvin earthquake.[2]


She was an introvert, smart, and energetic student at school. She got her diploma in Humanities from Mahasti High School and at the same time became a vegetarian. She received her BA in Political Sciences from Tehran University, then went to France to study philosophy and cinema at Sorbonne University. She initially went to Paris to pursue her PhD in law, but changed her major to illuminationism and wanted to write her dissertation on Molavi, but she left it due to the sudden death of her father.

She started her literary career by writing short stories in Mashhad. Her major work was the novel Khaneye Edrisiha ("The Edrissis' House" (خانه ادریسیها)). Her short stories include "The Crossroad", "After Summer", and "The In-transitory Journey", and her other novels include Two Landscapes and Tehran Nights. Some of her works have been translated into English by Rosa Jamali.

While she was suffering from cancer, she attempted suicide twice. She finally committed suicide by hanging herself from a tree in Javaher Deh in Ramsar, Mazandaran in May 1996. Her body was interred at Emamzadeh Taher cemetery.

A documentary movie, Ghazaleh Alizadeh Trial, has been produced about her life.[3][4][5]






  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2009-01-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "ALIZADEH, Ghazaleh – Encyclopaedia Iranica".
  3. ^ رادیو زمانه
  4. ^ خبرگزاری کتاب ایران
  5. ^ Nikoonazar, Karim (1998). Heaven can wait. Kargozaran newspaper. p. 5.

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