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Bob Dylan: Shakespeare of Songwriters or a Popular Artist?

The awarding of Nobel Prize to the American songwriter Bob Dylan has been criticized by many literati, writers and poets who argue the Swedish Academy has unfairly categorized musicians and songwriters under the title of literary figures. However, the decision has its own proponents.
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Giving Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan Is Like ‘Pinning Medal on Everest’

The Swedish Academy award American singer and song-writer Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature; however, the prize has become controversial.
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Mr. Sama Stages Concert in Tehran

"Mr. Sama ensemble" directed by Amirhossein Hosseinnia and accompanied by a group of Sama performers from Konya and Morocco staged a concert at Tehran's...
Mausoleum of Sa’adi

Visit Mausoleum of Sa’adi, Persian Poet, in Shiraz

The mausoleum of Sa’adi, known also as the Sadiyeh, is one of the major tourist attractions of Shiraz which draws huge number of Iranians and non-Iranians.
Foreign Students

Iran’s Culture, Poets and Dishes in Eyes of Non-Iranian Persian Language Learners

250 Persian language learners who have visited Iran with their own eyes believe that their preconceptions about Iran are not true. [:fa]250 Persian language learners who have visited Iran with their own eyes believe that their preconceptions about Iran are not true. [:ar]250 Persian language learners who have visited Iran with their own eyes believe that their preconceptions about Iran are not true.
Sara Mardani-WordsofTolerance

Iranian Woman Wins UNESCO Photo Contest

Iranian photographer Sara Mardani won the UNESCO international photo competition, which aimed to promote reading books and spread the message of tolerance.
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Turkey Claiming Possession of Rumi with Hollywood’s Help

In an interview with Sobh-e Now, the Iranian director Shahram Asadi talks about Turkey’s plans to claim possession of famous Persian poet, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, including their ongoing plan to produce a film about his life with Hollywood’s help.
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Khamenei: JCPOA Breaches by US Must Be Publicized by Poets

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called for measures, both by politicians and artists, to let the public know about America’s treasonable conduct in terms of honouring its commitments under the JCPOA, a nuclear deal between Iran and six countries.
Hamid Sabzevari

Leader and President Offer Condolences over Death of Poet Hamid Sabzevari

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani offered their condolences over the death of Hamid Sabzevari, an Iranian poet who is mostly known for the works he wrote about the Islamic Revolution.
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1000 Poets Object to Iran-Turkey’s Joint UNESCO Submission of Rumi’s Masnavi

1000 Persian-speaking poets and literati signed a statement, entitled “Rumi Is a Poet from Balkh to Konya”, to voice their objection to a recent move by Iran and Turkey to jointly register the book Masnavi by the renowned poet Rumi in UNESCO, ignoring his birthplace Afghanistan.

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