Mirzadeh Eshghi

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Mirzadeh Eshghi
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Mirzadeh Eshghi was an emotional political poet
Born 1893
Hamadan, Iran
Died July 3, 1924
Tehran, Iran
Cause of death murdered by two unknown gunmen
Nationality Iranian
Occupation political writer and poet

Sayed Mohammad Reza Kordestani (Persian: سیدمحمدرضا کردستانی‎‎ 1893 - July 3, 1924) was an Iranian political writer and poet, with pen name of Mirzadeh Eshghi (Persian: میرزاده عشقی‎‎).

Biography[edit]

He was born in Hamadan, the son of Hajj Sayed Abolghasam Kordestani; he learned French in the Ecole d'Alliance, and moved to Istanbul for a while. He is particularly famous for writing the opera Rastakhiz Iran (Resurrected Iran), which was a reflection of his patriotic spirit.

After returning to Iran and spending time with his family in Tehran, he published newspapers in which he fiercely attacked the political system of Iran. He is remembered for writing six plays; his Noruz nameh is particularly famous. He also published a paper called Twentieth Century and predicted his early death repeatedly.[1]

Death[edit]

Eshghi was murdered by two unknown gunmen in his house in Tehran.[2][3] He was buried in Ebn-e Babooyeh cemetery in Shahr-e Ray, near Tehran.[4]

Works[edit]

Plays
  • Operay-e-Rastakhiz-e-Mehr-e-Yaran (Written in Istanbul)
  • Kafan-e-Siah or Black Shroud (Written in Tehran)
  • Resurrected Iranian Kings (Written in Istanbul)

Poetry sample[edit]

The poem one must shit is one of his fieriest and most famous works where he severely criticizes the political environment of the time in a very harsh language. Here is the first few lines of the poem.

After this, on the homeland and its territory one must shit.
On such parliament and all its glory one must shit.

If the path to justice is really through the doors of these courts,
on such justice and on their walls and doors one must shit.

The one who has sank Iran up to her waste in feces,
in revenge on him up to his waste one must shit.

The father of the Iranian nation if is this bastard,
on such nation and the grave of its father one must shit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aryanpour, Yahya (1993). From Saba To Nima: 150 Years History Of Persian Literature 2. Zavvar Publications. p. 364. 
  2. ^ Zabih, Sepehr (September 1982). "Aspects of Terrorism in Iran". Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. International Terrorism (Sage Publications) 463: 84–94. doi:10.1177/0002716282463001007. JSTOR 1043613. 
  3. ^ Aryanpour, Yahya (1993). From Saba To Nima: 150 Years History Of Persian Literature 2. Zavvar Publications. pp. 364–365. 
  4. ^ Photograph of Eshghi's gravestone Archived September 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Media related to Mirzadeh Eshghi at Wikimedia Commons