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Poems by Mahsati Ganjavi
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Mahsati Ganjavi (also written Ganja'i or Ganjevi) lived during the 12th century, born in Ganje, Azerbaijan. Her poetry was a strong voice against prejudice and hypocrisy and patriarchy, while upholding love -- both human and divine.

She was celebrated at the court of Sultan Sanjar for her rubaiyat (quatrains), but later persecuted for her courageous stand against overly dogmatic religion and arbitrary male dominance.

Poems by Mahsati Ganjavi

Recommended Books: Mahsati Ganjavi

Love's Alchemy: Poems from the Sufi Tradition A Literary History of Persia: (Classics of Persian Literature - 4 Volumes)

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Mahsati Ganjavi

Brief biography and a few images.

Azeri Literature - Mahsati Ganjevi

Short biography and several of her rubaiyat (quatrains).
Mahsati Ganjavi