Books

With its rich literary tradition, including luminaries such as Rumi, Omar Khayyam, Hafez and Ferdowsi, the written and spoken word remains an endless source of inspiration and discovery in today’s Iran.

Iranian ancient legends contribute to a novel

Two Iranian ancient legends, ‘Chel Gis’ (Persian for ‘forty plaits of hair’) and ‘Bahram Gur’ (a Sasanian king) will be incorporated into a novel.

Finnish Edition of Shahnameh Unveiled in Tehran

A Finnish translation of a selection from Ferdowsi’s epic masterpiece Shahnameh, by Jaakko Hameen-Anttila, a professor at the University of Helsinki, was unveiled during a ceremony in Tehran on Saturday.

Mending manuscripts is a precious act: Culture Min.

“Experts in this field are great artists, who can receive orders for mending works from foreign countries as well,” Jannati added.

Supreme Leader’s guidelines on science, research translated

The English version of The Bliss of Knowledge, which encompasses the Leader’s guidelines on the production of science, will be unveiled at the Moscow International Book Fair in September.

Tehran International Book Fair – A New Atmosphere

Deputy Culture Minister for Cultural Affairs Seyyed Abbas Salehi, who is also the director of the Tehran International Book Fair, has said that the event will experience a new atmosphere this year at Shahr-e Aftab, a newly-constructed fairground in southern Tehran.

Iran selected guest of honor at 2016 Belgrade Book Fair

The 60th Belgrade International Book Fair has selected Iran as its special guest of honor next year.
Mahmoud Dowlatabadi

The 10th edition of Dowlatabadi’s three-volume novel released

The 10th edition of ‘Passed Times of the Elderly’ a three-volume novel by the leading Iranian writer Mahmoud Dowlatabadi was published by Nashr-e Cheshmeh Publication institute.

Tehran’s Shahr-e-Aftab Complex to Host International Fairs

Shahre-Aftab (Sun City) Complex, a newly-constructed fairground in Southern Tehran, will host the 29th edition of the Tehran International Book Fair on May 4-14.    
Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad

Perils of holy ignorance

Prominent Shiite thinker Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad expounds on his book on the so-called holy ignorance.
world’s most ancient Bibles

Tabriz is home to one of the world’s most ancient Bibles

Representatives of the Vatican proposed on several occasions to buy it from Tabriz Library and were ready to offer a blank check in return, Manuchehr Jafari said.

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