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Ahmad Kasravi

Iranian academic

Died when: 55 years 163 days (665 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Ahmad Kasravi

Ahmad Hokmabadi Tabrizi (Persian: ??? ???? ????????? ??????, romanized: Ahmad-e Hokmabadi-ye Tabrizi;? 29 September 1890 – 11 March 1946), later known as Ahmad Kasravi (Persian: ???? ?????, romanized: Ahmad-e Kasravi), was a pre-eminent Iranian linguist, nationalist, religious reformer, historian and former Shia cleric.

Born in Hokmavar (Hokmabad), Tabriz, Iran, Kasravi was an Iranian Azerbaijani.During his early years, Kasravi enrolled in a seminary.

Later, he joined the Iranian Constitutional Revolution.He deserted his clerical training after this event and enrolled in the American Memorial School of Tabriz.

Thenceforward he became, in Roy Mottahedeh's words, "a true anti-cleric." Kasravi was a professor of law at the University of Tehran and also a lawyer in Tehran, Iran.

He was the founder of a political-social movement whose goal was to build an Iranian secular identity.The movement was formed during the Pahlavi dynasty.

Kasravi authored more than 70 books, mostly in the Persian language.The most important works from his body of work are History of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution, Azari or the Ancient Language of Azerbaijan and The 18 Year History of Azerbaijan.

Kasravi is widely hated by pan-Turkists in the Republic of Azerbaijan and Iran, who view him as a "traitor" to Azerbaijanis.

In his early period he was linked with the Democrat Party in Iran.In 1941 he established a political party, Azadegan.

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