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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
The amount of what has been left from the treasure of our literary heritage is far from small. Nevertheless, despite all the endeavours already made towards reviving and introducing this heritage, the number of poets and writers and their works that are still in obscurity is by no means insignificant. One of the able Persian speaking poets, who was well-known in his own time, but unfortunately his life and works have remained unnoticed, is Sayyed Serāj-al-Din Sagzi with the penname "Serāji" and commonly known as Sayyed Serāji. This mighty poet has been dubbed "Mosāre'-al-Sho'arā" (Wrestler of poets; literally, the thrower of poets to the ground) because of his ability to employ very difficult and poetically unusual expressions, making rhymes with infrequent and hard-to-use verbs and nouns and even sentences. What has remained of this obscure poet is the sole facsimile of his Divan whose original belonged to Sa'id Nafisi and contains 4,500 distiches in qaside, tarkib-band and tarji'-band forms.
Having access to the sole codex of the Divan, this writer aims to introduce, for the first time and to the best of his ability, Sagzi, his poetical notions, literary benefits of his Divan, his knowledge and learning as well as his patrons all on the basis of the above mentioned exquisite manuscript.