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Karim Emami

Yesterdate: This day from Kolkata’s past, July 9, 2005

Eminent Iranian translator, editor, lexicographer and critic Karim Emami died on this day

Chandrima S. Bhattacharya | Published 09.07.23, 06:35 AM
Karim Emami.

Karim Emami.

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Eminent Iranian translator, editor, lexicographer and critic Karim Emami died on this day. He was born in Calcutta in 1930. His father had been a frequent visitor to the city.

Emami returned to Iran as a child and studied English literature at Tehran University and later in the US.

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He is one of the most accomplished translators of contemporary Iranian poetry into English and has also translated from English to Persian. He was editor-in-chief at Franklin Books and started a publishing house called Saroush Press. He founded the Zamineh bookstore in Tehran, which became an intellectual hub.

In his last years, he was working on a Persian-English dictionary that would incorporate the expanded vocabulary of the Persian language at the time of writing.

Last updated on 09.07.23, 06:35 AM
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