Baba'i ben Lotf

Baba'i ben Lotf (Persian: بابائی بن لطف; died after 1662) was a Jewish poet and historian in 17th-century Safavid Iran. He lived in Kashan, where he probably originally hailed from, and was the author of the first Judeo-Persian chronicle, the Ketāb-e anūsī. It is written in Persian using Hebrew script and consists of some 5,300 verses. Baba'i ben Farhad (fl. 18th century) was one of his grandsons.


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