The Mexican ambassador to Tehran has said he loves the epic Persian poems in the Shahnameh and expressed hope all people not just in Mexico but in all Spanish-speaking countries can read it.
The 33rd International Book Fair has opened in Iran’s capital of Tehran, with Iranian Minister of Culture Mohammad Mehdi Esma’eeli and his Lebanese counterpart, Mohammad Wissam El-Mortada, in attendance of the opening ceremony.
A cultural center in Tehran has announced special plans meant to give books to kids and teens and to promote the culture of studying and book reading during the Nowruz holidays.
Mohammad-Reza Arbabi, head of Iran’s Association of Translators and Interpreters, announced the news on Wednesday.
Ahmad Tamimdari, a Persian Language and Literature professor, says renowned 13th-century Iranian poet Molavi, who is known across the world through his translated works, namely those rendered by Coleman Barks, has nothing to do with the picture that we Iranians have of him. On the Iranian calendar, September 30 marks National Rumi Commemoration Day.
An Iranian illustrator has put on display a painting featuring Iranian poet and philosopher Omar Khayyam and prominent Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky as a medium to show the cultural interaction of Iran and Russia.
The secretary of Iran’s Coordination and Support Committee for Foreign Book Fairs says the country displayed nearly 1,200 book titles in Baghdad International Book Fair 2021, which was held in the Iraqi capital last month.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has unveiled a book titled “Zarif and Big Files” published by an Iraqi publisher in the Arabic language.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has signed an autobiography written by Iran’s martyred senior anti-terror commander, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.
Abdolhakim Bahar whose voluntary activities to promote book reading have won him a reputation, lives in a remote village in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
Some writers and literary works are lucky. They don’t freeze in their own greatness but remain relevant for every generation.
Iranian people annually mark September 17, the demise anniversary of renowned contemporary Iranian poet Shahriar, as the National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature.
An official with Iran’s Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults has advised the parents to read stories to their children as an effective way to dispel their fears of the novel coronavirus pandemic and build their hopes up for the bright days.
The coronavirus outbreak has inflicted over Rls. 9.76 trillion ($65 million) in losses on Iran’s culture, art and media sectors, a top official says.
One of the most popular cafés in the Iranian capital, Tehran, is a book café which dates back 100 years.
An Iranian educational official has dismissed the controversy over the omission of certain texts about the crimes committed by the Russian Empire from the Iranian school-books, denying reports about deliberate distortion of the history.
Masoudieh Palace is an edifice and Persian Garden built during the Qajar era in the historical Square of Baharestan, downtown Tehran.
An Iranian cleric has gained reputation for running cultural activities in remote rural areas of Western Iran, promoting book-reading among children.
A young Iranian lady has come up with the idea of converting a minibus into a book shop, but she is not old enough yet to drive her “mobile” bookstore.