Friday, July 1, 2022

Persian Language and Literature

Interview with President of Baku Book Fair

The head of the Republic of Azerbaijan’s booth at the Tehran Book Fair has spoken about the place of Iranian literature in his country and described Nezami Ganjavi as a poet for the whole world.

Renowned Iranian critic, writer Mohammad-Ali Eslami Nodooshan passes away

Renowned Iranian literary critic, translator, poet and writer Mohammad-Ali Eslami Nodooshan has passed away at the age of 97.

Iranian researcher Ali Rezagholi dies at 75

Famous Iranian sociologist and researcher ، Ali Rezagholi, has died at the age of 75. Rezagholi died of heart failure at a hospital in Tehran on Monday morning.

Iranian author Iraj Pezeshkzad dies aged 94

Iranian author and satirist Iraj Pezeshkzad has passed away in the United States at the age of 94.

Number of Persian language learners hits new record in Spain

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.

Iran leading lexicographer, translator Aryanpour dies at 92

Mohammad-Reza Arbabi, head of Iran’s Association of Translators and Interpreters, announced the news on Wednesday.

Elegy on Imam Hussein Most Widely-Used Text on Persian Inscriptions

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.

Persian Language Replaced with Pashto in Afghan Airport Signs

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.

Iranian Literary Circles Thriving on Clubhouse

Literary and book-reading sessions have become part of the rooms of the social platform Clubhouse these days while they had mostly been closed down in recent years due to different reasons.

Poetry Can Illustrate Sufferings of COVID-19 Patients: Iran

The Iranian minister of culture and Islamic guidance says the country will exchange its “poetic” experience of coronavirus with the world.

IRGC Chief Visits Persian Gulf Military Base as Tensions with US Rise

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.

14th-Century Poets Khujandi, Hafez Linked Tajikistan, Iran: ECO

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.

Iran Holds Webinar on Yalda Night to Boost Regional Solidarity

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.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Pays Tribute to Allama Iqbal

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.

Iran Marks National Hafez Day

Iranian people annually gather at the mausoleum of prominent 14th century poet Hafez on Oct. 11 to mark his national day, but this year the ceremony has been called off due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Iran Marks National Day of Persian Poetry, Literature

Iranian people annually mark September 17, the demise anniversary of renowned contemporary Iranian poet Shahriar, as the National Day of Persian Poetry and Literature.

Omar Khayyam; Eminent Polymath Who Married Science with 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.

Iran Culture in Photos: Tomb of Omar Khayyam

Snapshots of the tomb of Omar Khayyam, a famous Persian poet who was born and laid to rest in Neishabour.

Prominent Iranian Literary Translator Najaf Daryabandari Dies at 91

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.

Iran Commemorates National Day of Saadi

What follows is a photo gallery of the tomb of prominent Iranian poet Saadi Shirazi in his hometown, Shiraz, in southern Iran on the occasion of a national day named after him.

Iranian Medical Staff Wearing Masks Speak via Poems on Their Suits

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.

Boloni; A Fortune-Telling Ritual Performed in Nowruz

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.

Illustrated Works of Poetry Displayed at Tehran Exhibit

An exhibition is underway in Tehran, showcasing pictorial versions of poems by renowned Iranian poet Hafez.

Art Exhibition Features Mythical Figures on Wooden Spoons

An exhibition was recently held in Tehran where spoons replaced conventional canvases, displaying characters of mythology.

German Artist Holds ‘Homage to Hafez’ Exhibition in Iran

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”.

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