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Persian Language and Literature

Iranian People Commemorate Renowned Persian Poet Attar

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.

Mashhad’s Ferdowsi Boulevard Decorated with Shahnameh Murals

Young Iranian artists have painted murals depicting inspirational Shahnameh (Book of Kings) designs at the Ferdowsi Boulevard in Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad.

Iran’s Museums in Photos: House of Top Poetess in Tabriz

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.

Eminent Iranian Philosopher, Intellectual Dies at 83

Veteran Iranian intellectual and Indologist, Dariush Shaygan has passed at the age of 83, leaving behind a trail of magisterial works.

“Use of Persian Language on Internet Sharply Increased”

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.

Animation about Iran among Nominees of Academy Awards

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.

Persian Ranks 11th among Most Popular Languages on Internet

A recent report by W3Tech says Persian language has turned into the 11th most popular language of websites in recent years.

Iranian Writers Invited to Visit Italy

The Italian Writers’ Association has invited Iranian writers to visit the country and write new stories or complete their unfinished works there.

Iran’s Tourist Attractions: Tomb of Poet Saib Tabrizi

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.

Iran’s Khorasan Razavi; Cradle of Rich Literary Heritage

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.

Madrid to Host 7th Int’l Congress of Spanish Society of Iranian Studies

The Seventh International Congress of Spanish Society of Iranian Studies (SEI) will be held at the Autonoma University of Madrid on October 16-17.

Paris to Host Art Festival of Persian-Speaking Population

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 People Mark Persian Poetry Day

People in Iran annually mark the Persian Poetry Day, which coincides with September 18th, the day renowned Iranian poet Shahriar died.

Zarif Narrates Story of Iranian Carpet Hung up on UN’s Wall

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 Added to Turkish Education Ministry’s Curriculum

Farsi, Korean and Urdu have been added the list of foreign languages available to be taught at schools by the Turkish Education Ministry.

Tour of Tehran Rewarded to Book Donors

People who donate books to a library near Tehran will receive a free ticket for a tour of the Iranian capital.

Iran’s Culture, Poets and Dishes in Eyes of Non-Iranian Persian Language Learners

250 Persian language learners who have visited Iran with their own eyes believe that their preconceptions about Iran are not true.

Turkey Claiming Possession of Rumi with Hollywood’s Help

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 Poets Object to Iran-Turkey’s Joint UNESCO Submission of Rumi’s Masnavi

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.

Persian Language Promotion in Portugal to Help Diplomatic Ties: Zarif

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.

May 17 – Omar Khayyam Day Celebrated in Iran

To much of the world and certainly to English-speaking readers, he is the poet of beautiful Rubaiyat (quatrains), but Omar Khayyam is also known and loved by Iraniand as a great philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer.

Iran Commemorates Poet Ferdowsi

Iranian cultural centers in Tehran and Mashhad are commemorating Abulqasem Ferdowsi, the poet of the Persian epic masterpiece Shahnameh, during a six-day celebration which began on Monday.

Attar’s Mausoleum in Nishapur

The well-known Persian poet and mystic, Farid Ud-din Attar Nishapuri, was born in c. 1145, and martyred in c. 1221. His mausoleum is located in Khorasan Razavi province, in the city of Nishapur.

In memory of the spokesman of Iranian people and history

An Iranian researcher has said that posterity will remember and focus on Hafez, who is the spokesman of the Iranian people.

Proposed Iran-Turkey joint project to make a movie on Rumi

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.

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