BEHBAHANI, SIMIN (A multi-section entry)

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Photograph of Simin Behbahani.BEHBAHANISIMIN (سیمین بهبهانی, Simin Behbahāni, b. Tehran, 28 Tir 1306 Š./1927, d. Tehran 28 Mordād, 1393 Š./2014), eminent Iranian poet and human rights activist, who is noted for her innovative treatment of the ghazal (ḡazal) and her distinctive poetic voice, at once traditional and provocatively contemporary.