Bozorg Alavi

1904 - 1997

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Bozorg Alavi (Persian: بزرگ علوی) (February 2, 1904 – February 18, 1997) was an influential Iranian writer, novelist, and political intellectual. He was a founding member of the communist Tudeh Party of Iran in the 1940s and – following the 1953 coup against Premier Mohammad Mossadegh – spent the rest of his life in exile in East Germany, first during the Pahlavi regime, then returning to Germany once more following the 1979 revolution. Cheshm'hā'yash (Her Eyes), which was published in Iran in 1952 and was subsequently banned, is considered his finest novel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bozorg Alavi has received more than 71,073 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Bozorg Alavi is the 4,065th most popular writer, the 355th most popular biography from Iran (down from 317th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Iranian Writer.

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  • 71k

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  • 50.11

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  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.79

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  • 4.17

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Notable Works

Namahha-yi Birlin
Correspondence, ʻAlavī, Buzurg. -- Correspondence
Lehrbuch der persischen Sprache
Textbooks for foreign speakers, German, Persian language
Geschichte und Entwicklung der Modernen Persischen Literatur
Kämpfendes Iran
Politics and government, Economic conditions

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Over the past year Bozorg Alavi has had the most page views in the with 90,849 views, followed by English (7,546), and German (2,077). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Southern Azerbaijani (181.71%), Esperanto (139.36%), and Belarusian (117.52%)


Among writers, Bozorg Alavi ranks 4,065 out of 7,302Before him are Wipo of Burgundy, Aisha Taymur, Daniel Silva, Alexandru Macedonski, Maria Edgeworth, and Norman Manea. After him are Marco Foscarini, Hushang Ebtehaj, Oskar Maria Graf, Claude Aveline, Ivo Brešan, and Michel Carré.

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Among people born in 1904, Bozorg Alavi ranks 202Before him are Grete Stern, Edgar G. Ulmer, Balys Dvarionas, Valentín González, Lili Damita, and Richard Addinsell. After him are Giancarlo Cornaggia-Medici, Shunryū Suzuki, Alger Hiss, J. R. D. Tata, Jimmy McGrory, and Joseph Asajiro Satowaki. Among people deceased in 1997, Bozorg Alavi ranks 182Before him are Tete Montoliu, Shinichi Hoshi, Billy Bremner, Juan Burgueño, Heikki A. Alikoski, and Tamara Tyshkevich. After him are James Krüss, Alfredo II, Heikki Savolainen, Jurek Becker, Kathy Acker, and Edmond Leburton.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Bozorg Alavi ranks 355 out of 631Before him are Haj Ali Razmara (1901), Bahram Beyzai (1938), Shapur IV (null), Irán Eory (1939), Rita (1962), and Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel (1945). After him are Hushang Ebtehaj (1928), Mohammad-Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi (1935), Hassan Ali Mansur (1923), Zia ol Din Tabatabaee (1888), Ismail III (1733), and Fakhruddin As'ad Gurgani (1001).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Bozorg Alavi ranks 50Before him are Simin Behbahani (1927), Samad Behrangi (1939), Cassandra Clare (1973), Simin Daneshvar (1921), Iraj Mirza (1874), and Bahram Beyzai (1938). After him are Hushang Ebtehaj (1928), Fakhruddin As'ad Gurgani (1001), Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh (1892), Mahmoud Dowlatabadi (1940), Mohammad-Reza Shafiei Kadkani (1939), and Masih Alinejad (1976).