Ahmad Ali Khodadadeh (1037 words)

Claus Pedersen (Kovenhavns Universitet)
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Ahmad ‘Ali Khodâdâdeh (1883-1955), author of the first “working class” novel in modern Iranian literature, was born in 1883 in Shirkhân, Dinvar district, 70 km north east of Kermânshâh, where he died poor and alone in 1955. He was buried in Qom near the central learning center for the Shi’a Muslim clergy. Khodâdâdeh’s father was a minor land owner, a peasant. The family moved to Kermânshâh around the time of the murder of Nâser od-Din Shâh Qâjâr in 1896, and these are almost the only biographical facts we have of the author. But we do know that he was a Kurd with Kurdish (laki) as native language, …

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Pedersen, Claus . "Ahmad Ali Khodadadeh". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 January 2019
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