Persian Language and Literature
The latest news and views about the Persian language and literature
Renowned Iranian literary critic, translator, poet and writer Mohammad-Ali Eslami Nodooshan has passed away at the age of 97.
In Spain, more people are developing an interest in the Persian language, with the number of learners in the European country setting a new record this year.
Mohammad-Reza Arbabi, head of Iran’s Association of Translators and Interpreters, announced the news on Wednesday.
A researcher on cultural heritage says the renowned poem of the Iranian poet Mohtasham Kashani on the martyrdom of the third Shiite Imam, Imam Hussein, on the Day of Ashura, is the most widely used piece of Persian poetry in inscriptions around the world.
The Afghan government seems to be rolling out the red carpet for the Taliban by removing the Dari Persian language from the signs of Khost International Airport, which was recently opened by President Ashraf Ghani.
The Iranian minister of culture and Islamic guidance says the country will exchange its “poetic” experience of coronavirus with the world.
Chief-Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Hossein Salami has paid a visit to the IRGC’s military base and facilities in Abu Musa Island as tensions with the US escalate.
The head of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) says renowned 14th-century poet Kamal Khujandi and his contemporary Persian poet Hafez Shirazi were the links between Iran and Tajikistan.
A webinar entitled “Yalda, Regional Solidarity” was held under the auspices of the Iranian Foreign Ministry and a number of other organizations to commemorate the ancient festival of Yalda Night and its role in unity among the regional nations.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has attended a ceremony held in Pakistan to commemorate the 143rd birthday anniversary of renowned Persian-speaking poet, Allama Iqbal Lahori.
Iranian people annually mark September 17, the demise anniversary of renowned contemporary Iranian poet Shahriar, as the National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature.
Iran’s minister of cultural heritage, tourism and handicrafts has, in a message, expressed congratulations on National Omar Khayyam Day, paying tribute to the eminent Persian poet.
Acclaimed Iranian author and translator Najaf Daryabandari, who had translated many of the world’s outstanding literary works into Persian, has died at the age of 91.
A group of medical workers in Iran have been seen in protective suits bearing poems and sentences that bring to mind their relentless efforts in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
The Boloni ritual, a less-known ritual performed in Iran during Nowruz holidays, predicts the good and bad events of the New Year for the person doing it based on the country’s literary heritage and the Iranian people’s belief in good and bad luck.
An exhibition is underway in Tehran, showcasing pictorial versions of poems by renowned Iranian poet Hafez.
An exhibition was recently held in Tehran where spoons replaced conventional canvases, displaying characters of mythology.
The works of German artist Guenther Uecker have gone on display in Iran’s northern city of Rasht at an exhibition entitled “Homage to Hafez”.