Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Hamid Yaqoobi (A representative of post revolution poetry of Sistan)
Author(s): Dr. Abid Gulzar
Abstract: The ancient language of Iranians was a branch of Indo-Iranian family; of which many other languages of civilized world viz. Sanskrit, Latin, Greek etc. were derived. During great Iranian empires viz Sassanid, Achaemenid or Parthian, not only different sciences made headway but art, language & literature passed through the different stages of its development. After the establishment of Arab rule in Iran, the Persian language got subjugated. The Arabic became the language of communication and scholarship so much so that the Iranian scholars became so well versed in Arabic that they penned down great works in religious sciences, philosophy, astrology, medicine and other disciplines during the 200 years of Arab domination. But after the end of Arab rule in 205 A.H, there was a revival of Persian language for what Sistan became the flag bearer. In this paper, an effort has been made to limelight the fact that how the post revolutionary verse has become the voice of masses so much so that the poetry created after the success of 1979 Islamic revolution better known as Sher-e-Inqilab uphold the revolutionary and Islamic ideals. Therefore, an analysis is made of the poetry of Hamid Yaqoobi; one of the celebrated poets of post revolutionary Sistan to have a feel of the kind of poetry which could be deemed as the representative poetry of post revolutionary Iran.