Persian Language and Literature
The latest news and views about the Persian language and literature
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.
Veteran Iranian intellectual and Indologist, Dariush Shaygan has passed at the age of 83, leaving behind a trail of magisterial works.
Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi has congratulated the Iranian netizens on a boost in the share of Farsi contents on the Internet.
An animated film about Iran and Persian literature has been shortlisted by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as one of the 26 films to be considered for this year’s Academy Award.
A recent report by W3Tech says Persian language has turned into the 11th most popular language of websites in recent years.
The tomb of the Iranian poet Mohammad Ali ibn Mirza Abdul Rahim Tabrizi, known as Saib Tabrizi, in the central city of Isfahan has turned into a major tourist attraction.
A senior Iranian official says the literary heritage of Iran’s Khorasan Razavi province, due to its richness and diversity during the past centuries, is a real treasure that could result in high regard for Iran.
The Seventh International Congress of Spanish Society of Iranian Studies (SEI) will be held at the Autonoma University of Madrid on October 16-17.
An Iranian woman has been picked up as the director of first round of Art Festival of Persian-speaking population in Paris slated for January 2018.
Iranian foreign minister has recounted the story behind the hanging up of an Iranian carpet adorned with a famous poem by Saadi, the prominent Persian poet, on a wall at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
Farsi, Korean and Urdu have been added the list of foreign languages available to be taught at schools by the Turkish Education Ministry.
250 Persian language learners who have visited Iran with their own eyes believe that their preconceptions about Iran are not true.
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.
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.
In a meeting on Saturday May 28 with Portuguese Deputy Foreign Minister George Oliveira in Tehran, Iran’s FM Zarif stressed the role of language education in expanding relations between the two countries.
An Iranian researcher has said that posterity will remember and focus on Hafez, who is the spokesman of the Iranian people.
The film is estimated to carry a cost of $5-6 million. Turkey says it can cover $3-4 million of the project and expects the Iranian side to pick up the rest of the tab.