The Rebellious Attitudes Of Forugh Farrokhzad's Poetry


  • Babar Hussain
  • Ghulam Shabbir



rebellious, Emphasizing, posthumous


Forugh Farrokhzad was one of Iran’s pre-eminent mid-20th-century writers, both reviled and revered for her poems, which often dealt with female desire. Throughout her life she struggled with how her gender affected the reception of her work in a culture where women were often confined to traditional roles, but where there are few higher callings than the life of a poet. Farrokhzad's strong feminine voice became the focus of much negative attention and open disapproval, both during her lifetime and in posthumous reception of her work. Emphasizing on human issues, she also calls for a recognition of women's abilities that goes beyond the traditional binary oppositions. Farrokhzad is Iran's most revered female poet. She was a poet of great audacity and extraordinary talent. Her poetry was the poetry of protest-- protest through revelation-- the revelation of the innermost world of women (considered taboo until then), their intimate secrets and desires, their sorrows, longings, aspirations and at times even their articulation through silence. Her poems are still relevant in their advocacy for women’s liberation and independence. In this paper, we will disscuss the rebellious attitudes of Forugh Farrokhzad’s poety.



How to Cite

Babar Hussain, & Ghulam Shabbir. (2022). The Rebellious Attitudes Of Forugh Farrokhzad’s Poetry. Dareecha-e-Tahqeeq, 1(2), 30–46.