Initially, Kasravi enrolled in a seminary. Later Born in Hokmabad (Hohmavar), Tabriz, Iran, Kasravi was an Iranian Azari. Initially احمد کسروی’s books. Azari, or the Ancient Language of Azarbayegan. By: Kasravi, Ahmad. Price: $ Publisher: Bethesda, Maryland, Ibex Publishers: , Edition:?. Kasravi’s writings may be treated in four phases. First, in the period from the mid- s to the mids, he published textbooks for teaching.

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Kasravi is known for his solid and controversial research work on the lasravi Azari language. Basically, he believed and wrote that ” all the present-day representations of Islam have been deviated from the essence and the true concept of its foundation”. Cut off from worldly affairs, which according to Kasravi were the concern of religion, the Shi’a were, he concluded, still grappling with the problems and circumstances of 1, years ago.

Ahmad Kasravi: Books By Ahmad Kasravi, and a List of Books by Author Ahmad Kasravi

These two wings split apart again soon after polls closed on 12 June this year. This incident led him to become involved with modern science. Kasravi rejected the infallibility of the Twelve Imams, ridiculed the existence of the Twelfth Imam and consequently the central Shi’i notion of his occultation and his promised return on earth.

Investigating the linguistic relationship of the Iranians of the past was just as much an assertion of their linguistic unity in the future as a means of demonstrating that every Iranian rejoiced in the same, continuous identity Manafzadeh,p.

A prolific writer, Kasravi was very critical of both the Shi’a clergy and of the policies of the central government. Kasravi and his staff took part in the capture of the city of Dezful q.

After a while, he did no more than officiate at religious marriages, and he refrained from performing the other duties of his position. After two years of study, he became eligible for the rank of mullah. He was not free of eccentricity. Kasravi as a mullah. Translated from French by Peter T. The constitutionalist movement in Iran had driven a wedge between the cleric. At the end ofhis position within the Justice ministry became more and more tenuous.


This book enjoyed worldwide scholarly success. Retrieved from ” https: Get to Know Us. Chubak, Sadeq Clark, James D. Khomeini, himself a brilliant stylist, conceded on television in that Kasravi knew his history and was a good writer, but was a vile man who sought prophethood. In fact, he ascertained that the heads of the state administrative departments were mere pawns of the shaikh.

The Fedayan kastavi on to assassinate the prime minister and may have been behind the attempt on the life of Muhammad Reza in the garden of Tehran University in He experienced a sort of conversion to Western learning when he learned that the comet of had been identified as a reappearance of Halley’s comet.

Daneshvari, Abbas Daniel, Elton L. That was the period when the enforced modernization of the country was in full swing. But Iran was still included among the renowned countries of Asia, and if Karim Khan and his successors did not add anything to the country, neither did they subtract from it.

If you enter several tags, separate with commas. He derided their role in deepening the animosity between Shi’i and Sunni Muslims.

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Persian Fiction in Translation Bibliotheca Iranica: He maintained that excess zeal in practising what he considered to be ‘impurities’, which had crept into the faith, was the cause of the people’s boojs of deprivation and underdevelopment.

It was in Tbilisi where he first became acquainted with a wide spectrum of political ideas and movements, and he soon was employed by the government of Iran in various cultural posts.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The two groups composed or papered over their differences in the late s, when it seemed that for a second time Iran was being sold to foreigners under Muhammad Reza. Also to be noted is a controversy of Kasravi and his followers with the Tudeh Party see communism ii members over his criticism of materialism and his views on the destiny of Iran: Azerbaijan became a theater of operations.


He succeeded in liberating Justice from the supervision of the clergy idem,p. It was losing its economic and political independence to the Russian and British empires as a profligate absolute monarchy threw the country ever deeper into debt. His perseverance on this path and the enthusiastic reception accorded by some of his sympathizers to his linguistic innovations even encouraged the state authorities to decide in favor of a language reform that grew bit by bit into a movement that continues to this day.

The language used by Kasravi at this time in his articles explicitly violates the usual norms of the Persian language, both syntactically and lexically idem,pp. Other works on Kasravi began in the s and gradually increased, including: Later, Shari’ati too identified Safavid Shi’ism as a ‘polytheistic’ religion.

In the introduction he illustrates some common believes about Sufism, for example he says that Sufism has many followers and it is very diverse and Sophists are everywhere like Tehran, Mashhad, Shiraz Maragheh and Mugrdechian, Barlow Der Nasafi d.

In kasrav projects Wikimedia Commons. His history of the constitutional movement was published in Persian for the first time starting in as a supplement to this magazine. He has authored more than 70 books, mostly in Persian language. Personalities involved boks the Persian Constitutional Revolution.