Iranian Literature

Letters from Manto to Uncle Sam

May 11 was the anniversary of the birth of famous writer, playwright and author Saadat Hasan Manto. Writing primarily in Urdu, he has produced 22 collections of short stories, a novel, five sets of radio plays, three collections of essays, two collections of personal sketches and numerous film scripts. His …

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Iranian government ineffective – Iran focus

After World War II, many countries around the world began to develop and grow their economic power, but Iran fell behind many other countries. International institutions such as the World Bank addressed this issue in the early 1990s and eventually made it clear that “governance” is a key issue in …

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“Utopianism” by Lyman Tower Sargent published in Persian

TEHRAN – Iranian publisher Afkar, based in Tehran, recently published a Persian translation of American scholar Lyman Tower Sargent’s book “Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction”. Mohammad Nasravi is the translator of the book originally published by Oxford University Press in 2010. There are many debates about what constitutes a utopia. …

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There Is No Evil – Film Review

Pioneering filmmaker DW Griffith gave birth to the anthology film with his silent epic of 1916 Intolerance, which boldly interweaves four historical tales of religious and political oppression (one of which represents nothing less than Jesus Christ) with the thematic aplomb of the Cecil B. DeMille show of a thinking …

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