Journal of history of Iran)

Document Type : review paper


Several researches have been done about Mohammad 'Ali B. Abi Taleb Hazin Lahiji (1692-1766) and his works, yet many aspects of his life remain unstudied. In the present article, allotted to Hazin's life in India, the following questions have been dealt with: the contemporary conditions of his lifetime and his class position, how these affected his life and immigration, and his thoughts about India and his life there. The findings of this research, which utilizes the historical approach, affirm that Hazin was one of the major cultural figures of his own era, and was forced to immigrate to India due to changes in the political scene. He is one of the predecessors of social criticism in Iran and India, and views the West with praise.