Persian Language and Literature
The latest news and views about the Persian language and literature
The International Library of Children's Literature (ILCL) is holding a book fair displaying Iranian literary works for children in Japan.
May 18 is the National Day to commemorate world renowned Persian poet, scientist, mathematician, and astronomer Omar Khayyam who lived during the Seljuk era (from 1048 to 1131).
The city of Aubin in southern France is hosting the second Silk Road Exhibition with a focus on countries like Iran and Uzbekistan.
An Iranian poet and translator says many literary works across the world have been inspired by the ancient Persian literature.
Famous Iranian director Majid Majidi will receive a special award known as Plaque of Loyalty from the 2nd SufiSin Festival in Konya, Turkey, said the only Iranian member of the International Mevlana Foundation.
An Iranian author has donated his huge cash prize to the training of Sunni teachers at elementary schools in the underdeveloped province of Sistan and Baluchestan in south-eastern Iran.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry, in a message, has paid tribute to and slammed efforts by Turkey to associate itself with prominent Iranian poet Rumi, who was one of the world’s most famous literary figures known for his mystic poems.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has paid homage to renowned French linguist and Iranologist Gilbert Lazard, who died on September 6, 2018, at the age of 98.
The traditional ceremony of Nour Gavan, which literally means ‘the milk vetch on fire’, is held every July in the village of Neva, 12 km from Gazanak, between Amol in Mazandaran province and Tehran.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has offered condolences on the death of Gianroberto Scarcia, the leading professor of Iranian studies and the founder of the Persian literature and language seat in Venice University.
Tehran’s Seyhoun Art Gallery recently hosted an exhibition of paintings by Iranian artist Saeed Khazaei which were focused on Ferdowsi’s epic story The Seven Labours of Rostam.
A senior Iranian literary figure says some 4,000 students are learning the Persian Language across the globe.
Turkish Nobel Literature Prize laureate Orhan Pamuk says he is deeply interested in Persian classic fables, adding he writes his works by indulging himself in the Iranian literature and history.
The Deputy Director for Academic Affairs at Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of Russian Academy of Sciences, who recently travelled to Iran to visit 31st Tehran International Book Fair, says she was surprised by the huge number of enthusiastic people visiting the exhibition.
Iran’s Minister of Education Mohammad Bat’haei says the country is prepared to add Russian to the language learning curriculum of Iranian schools if Persian language is offered to pupils in the Russian Federation as well.
April 14 or Farvardin 25 in the Iranian calendar is the day to commemorate Attar of Nishapur, the Persian and Muslim poet, theoretician of Sufism, and hagiographer.
Young Iranian artists have painted murals depicting inspirational Shahnameh (Book of Kings) designs at the Ferdowsi Boulevard in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad.
The childhood house of Parvin Etesami, the most renowned Iranian female poet, has turned into a popular tourist destination for tourists visiting Tabriz in northwestern Iran.