Iranian Literature

Kansas City YA author worries what kids lose when books — like his — are banned | KCUR 89.3

For more stories like this, subscribe to Real Humans on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get podcasts. Kansas City author Adib Khorram tries not to obsessively watch where his books have been banned. “I don’t think it’s really a badge of honor,” he says. “And I tend to …

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Bulgarian director Elena Panayotova hails Ferdowsi’s efforts to maintain the Persian language

TEHRAN — Bulgarian theater director Elena Panayotova has hailed the efforts made by Persian poet Ferdowsi more than a millennium ago to protect Persian from the threats of foreign languages. She is in Tehran to stage her latest production “Shahnameh: A Zal Story” based on a story from Ferdowsi Shahnameh’s …

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The National Library of Israel’s Arabic digital resources find audiences across the region

LONDON: In the wake of the Abraham Accords, the Middle East is changing rapidly, and the success of a bridge-building initiative by the National Library of Israel testifies to a growing thirst for cross-cultural collaboration and understanding. In the summer of 2020, Arab News reported that the National Library of …

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ISIS after the American strike

On Thursday morning, President Joe Biden made a celebratory announcement: Hajji Abdullah, the leader of the terrorist group Islamic State, died in a raid by US special operations troops in northwestern Syria. The raid, Biden said, was “a testament to America’s reach and ability to take out terrorist threats no …

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Atatürk opened an artificial silk factory in Gemlik

Atatürk Acti Artificial Silk Factory January 31 is the 31st day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. The number of days left before the end of the year is 334. Railways January 31, 1927 The hotel and restaurant Patisserie at Ankara station opens. January 31, 2009 Şişhane and …

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Asian Film Festivals in 2022 – The Reel Bits

The past two years have made us think about what the future of film festivals could be. After all, global festivals have evolved so much over the past few years that they might need to take a Dramamine for motion sickness. Yet cinema always finds a way. As we look …

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Virus-ravaged Iran finds brief respite with mass vaccination

Tehran, Iran – As much of the world sees vaccination slow and infections soar with the spread of omicron, Iran has found rare, albeit fleeting, respite from anxiety and trauma of the pandemic. After successive waves of the virus hit the country for nearly two years, a belated mass vaccination …

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Foods that science says will help you live longer

If you think whole grains is a term used only for cereals and breads, think again. Whole grains also include delicious foods like popcorn, oats, and quinoa. And researchers are finding promising new evidence suggesting that these foods may promote longevity by preventing cardiovascular disease, according to Live Science. In …

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AhlulBayt World Assembly Publications Participate in 2nd Tehran Virtual Book Fair

With its latest publications in different languages, AhlulBayt (as) World Assembly Publications is participating in the 2nd Tehran Virtual Book Fair. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): With its latest publications in different languages, the publications of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) participate in the 2n/a Tehran Virtual Book Fair. The …

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“Spring Flower” From Iran’s Sweet Story Collection Has Arrived

The collection of Iranian sweet stories which are published by Mehrak Publication, has reached its thirteenth book. The thirteenth book is called “Spring Flower” and it was rewritten from the book “Zahr al-Rubaye” by Majid Molla Mohammadi, a writer and poet for children and adolescents. Earlier, another book from this …

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Excruciating pain in man’s penis turns out to be a rare side effect of COVID

Excruciating pain in a man’s penis has been blamed on COVID infection, as doctors warned of the rare side effect. Writing in a medical journal, the Iranian team described how the virus caused blood to clot in the poor man’s tree. The unnamed man had suffered from penile pain for …

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AhlulBayt World Assembly staff should have Intl. point of view on their activities

Stressing the need for an international perspective on the activities of the Assembly, the Secretary General of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) added: “International institutions cannot be managed from a purely Iranian perspective. The supreme leader of the revolution told one of the international institutions: “In the activities, you …

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Shahrud’s centuries-old public baths are being restored

TEHRAN — The historic Chahar-Suq public bath in Shahrud, in the north-central province of Semnan, has undergone rehabilitation works, Shahrud’s tourism chief has announced. The project involves repairing the ceiling and staircase as well as reinforcing the foundations and walls, Hamidreza Hassani said on Saturday. A budget of 500 million …

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A Scheherazade for our time

SHAHRZAD AND THE ANGRY KINGBy Nahid Kazemi Angry kings swarm literature. In “The Epic of Gilgamesh”, the oldest poem that has come down to us, the inhabitants of Uruk implore the gods to save them from the rapes and pillages of their ruler. In “One Thousand and One Nights”, Sultan …

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The poetic humanism of Iranian cinema

Iranian screenwriter and director Asghar Farhadi won Iran’s first Oscar in 2012, and a decade later his last feature film, A herois now one of the main contenders for the title of best international film. Such recognition for Iranian films is neither new nor unusual, as the country has always …

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A brilliant year: Alireza Firouzja’s ascent to the top

The real deal Six years ago, at the end of January 2016, we told you about the surprising victory of a 12-year-old in the Iranian championship. A smiling kid Alireza Firouzja had just scored 8 points in a 12-player round robin to become National Champion with a tournament rating performance …

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After COVID poet dies in Iranian prison, activists accuse Tehran

PARIS (AFP) – Dissident Iranian poet and filmmaker Baktash Abtin died in custody in Tehran after falling ill with COVID-19, human rights groups said on Saturday, angrily accusing republic leaders Islamic cause of his death. “Baktash Abtin has passed away,” the Iranian Writers Association (IWA) said in a statement broadcast …

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“Augustine: The Confessions” in Iranian bookstores

TEHRAN – Iranian publisher Chatrang recently published a Persian translation of “Augustine: The Confessions” by Gillian Clark. Reza Alizadeh is the translator of the book, originally published in 2005. Augustine’s “Confessions”, written at the end of the 4th century AD, are a highly significant text in the history of European …

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Iranian films win big at LIFFT India Awards

TEHRAN – Iranian films were among the top winners of the Literature Illusion Film Frames Television and Theater (LIFFT) India Awards, winning fourteen awards. The LIFFT India Awards, which have been held online for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced the winners on December …

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Prominent Arab critic and former Egyptian Minister of Culture Gaber Asfour dies

Asfour was professor of Arabic literature at the University of Cairo. Image Credit: Provided Dubai: Famous professor of Arabic literature and former Egyptian Minister of Culture Gaber Asfour died on Friday after battling illness. He was 77 years old. Dr Asfour was admitted to intensive care a few days ago …

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Srinagar: city of crafts and folk arts

In November 2021, Srinagar was nominated as part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) and thus entered the club of 295 Creative Cities Networks around the world. After Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Varanasi and Jaipur, Srinagar is the sixth Indian city to obtain this distinction for different categories. UNESCO this …

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Persian poet Rudaki is the product of the Samanid economic and cultural boom, says literary man

TEHRAN – Rudaki Neder Karimian expert says the poet who is considered the father of Persian poetry is the product of the economic and cultural boom and political splendor that Iran experienced during the Samanid dynasty more than of a millennium. Speaking at a meeting held at Vahdat Hall in …

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Women’s earnings in 2021 are testament to its successes – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

Amid successive events in northern and eastern Syria, a major role for women has emerged in closely monitoring the situation and finding a way out for women so that they do not fall under the direct influence. , as women in any conflict and war receive the bulk of violations, …

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Middle East: positive steps needed to restore calm

Footballers with diametrically opposed views on homosexuality and alcohol consumption have sparked heated controversy over Islamic mores and human and labor rights in Qatar’s home stretch ahead of the FIFA World Cup. next year’s football world. Two things emerge from the controversy beyond the specific arguments put forward by the …

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Why is Hafez’s Divan the only book Iranians use for divination?

TEHRAN – The Divan of Hafez composed by Shams ad-Din Mohammad, the famous Persian lyric poet better known as Hafez, is the only book that Iranians use for divination on various occasions, including the celebration of the night of Yalda. “Why Hafez’s couch? A lot of people may ask. The …

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The longest night: Celebration of the Iranian festival of Yalda

The ancient Persian custom of marking the winter solstice continues in diaspora communities around the world, including summer New Zealand. In a few days, my family and friends will be gathering to celebrate Shab-eh Yalda (the longest night), an Iranian holiday that predates Islam by over a thousand years. It …

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Bringing food from the Hyderabadi royal family to the common people

Loud clamors of people tweet greet you. All tables are fully occupied. Sitting with his family, a man enjoys the Biryani mutton with Raita placed on his plate. As a paired scroll debates what to have, a waiter in a white uniform eagerly stands to note the order. “Chicken Biryani …

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Chinese stories read live on Instagram by Iranian scholars

The event was also attended by Kambiz Manouchehrian and Ebrahim Amel Mehrabi, the translators of the books ‘Little Castle’, ‘Within the Walls’, ‘Straw House’ and ‘A Valley Haunted by Wild Bees’ in Tehran on December 10, 2021. The initiative began when, like Scheherazade in “A Thousand and One Nights,” Iranian …

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Dubov faces criticism in Russia after working for Carlsen

Treason? Few countries are as proud of the achievements of their athletes as Russia. Following a practice of the Soviet era, when the royal game was used as a symbol of intellectual superiority, the Russian government often gets involved (at least symbolically) when a representative of the country or the …

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Iranian students awarded for reading Pushkin’s Russian poems

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in Moscow. He published his first poem at the age of 15 …

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A bell rings – VirginiaLiving.com

Professor and poet Randolph-Macon Kaveh Akbar reflects on the current stage of his life. His first complete collection, Call a wolf a wolf, dealt with the struggles of addiction and isolation linked to such disorders. It’s no surprise that Akbar turned to religion (well, spirituality to say the least) after …

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Will the Democracy Summit examine the role of the United States in perpetuating authoritarianism?

Despite noble intentions, the Biden administration’s Democracy Summit will face tough questions, including why the United States actively supports many authoritarian regimes while imposing sanctions on others, writes Ryan Costello. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Faisal Bin Farhan in Bari, Italy [Getty Images] …

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Nature lovers celebrate daffodils at Semnan festival

TEHRAN – An open-air festival will bring together dozens of nature lovers on Friday to celebrate daffodils, a symbol of the eye in Iranian culture. The festival aims to promote travel to the north-central province, traditional daffodil culture and local rituals and attractions, a local tourism official said on Wednesday. …

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The Kabir Cultural Center announces the winners of the 11th edition of the Montreal South Asian Film Festival

The Kabir Cultural Center has announced the jury winners of the 11th edition of its Montreal South Asian Film Festival (SAFFMontréal). This hybrid format, online and in theaters, offered eclectic and engaging films from November 19 to 28. All films were subtitled in English and French. The festival, supported by …

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President Macron’s visit to Saudi Arabia marks a new era in Franco-Saudi cooperation

“They also stressed the need to limit weapons to legitimate state institutions, and that Lebanon should not be a launching pad for terrorist acts that destabilize the security and stability of the region, or a source of drug traffic. “They also… agreed to establish a Franco-Saudi humanitarian aid mechanism guaranteeing …

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December 3. Timeline of major Kazinform events

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The Kazinform Timeline is the one-stop-shop where you can learn about the historical events of December 3rd. Find out what notable events occurred throughout Kazakhstan’s history on December 3. APPOINTMENT International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a day sanctioned by the United Nations and celebrated annually …

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Talking cats, cozy murder mysteries and cyber mages

With November (for Diwali and, this year, the start of Chanukah) in second place, December is one of the most festive months of the year. Several cultural and religious festivals translate into much needed moments to meet up with family and breathe. However, for readers, it’s time to catch up …

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Clarkson Researchers Publish COVID-19 Disinformation Study | County of Saint-Laurent

POTSDAM – A group of professors and student researchers at Clarkson University have published research aimed at assessing disinformation regarding COVID-19 in multiple languages, nations and social media platforms. Golshan Madraki, assistant professor at the David D. Reh School of Business, said the group has been investigating disinformation and disinformation …

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Saudi pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai inaugurates “16 Windows” cultural program

DHAHRAN: For thousands of years, mosques have served as sacred ground for Muslims around the world. But there is more than meets the eye, with the Ithra Islamic Art Conference examining the deeper meaning and spiritual effects that mosques have on their communities. The conference is a collaboration between the …

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Pakistan and the fate of its founding fathers – La Dépêche

Pakistan was created as a result of the division of British India. Then the princely states across India were given the option of choosing one of the dominions, India or Pakistan, to join. This right to join, under the Indian Independence Act of 1947, was limited to leaders only, and …

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Clarkson researchers publish study comparing disinformation about COVID-19 across languages, countries and platforms

A group of professors and student researchers at Clarkson University have published research aimed at assessing disinformation regarding COVID-19 in multiple languages, nations and social media platforms. Golshan Madraki, assistant professor at the David D. Reh School of Business, said the group has been investigating disinformation and disinformation about COVID-19 …

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Creation of an organization to promote Pashtun literature and culture

PESHAWAR: Qaumi Adabi Majlis, a new organization, was launched here on Sunday to promote Pashtun literary culture to boost the image of the Pakhtun community. The organization held its first provincial convention to promote literary and cultural activities across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and beyond. Delegates of writers from Sindh, Balochistan and …

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Publication of joint studies by Iranian and American academics on Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich

TEHRAN – A book presenting joint studies by Iranian scholar Amir-Hossein Ramezani and American music critic and author David Hurwitz has been published. Ramezani and a large number of academics and musicians, including Nader Mashayekhi, attended a ceremony on Friday evening at Rudaki Hall in Tehran to present the book …

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With the cultural awakening, Egypt is about to enchant the world again

CAIRO: Egypt, land of Tutankhamun, Cleopatra, Naguib Mahfouz and Ahmed Zewail, is experiencing a renaissance of its artistic and cultural scene. A few weeks ago, the 4,500-year-old UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Pyramids of Giza was transformed into a contemporary art platform at “Forever Is Now”. The exhibition, organized …

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All divine prophets came for mercy: Ayatollah Ramazani

The secretary general of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) declared: “All the divine prophets were sent by God for love, peace and the propagation of justice”. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The secretary general of the World Assembly of AhlulBayt (as) declared: “All the divine prophets were sent by God …

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Iranian authorities order pastor to return to prison for 5 years

Through Anugrah kumar, Christian Post Contributor | Monday, November 15, 2021 Waving Iranian flag with cityscape on background in Tehran, Iran | Getty images / stock photo Iranian authorities have ordered a pastor of the Church of Iran denomination to return to prison to begin serving a five-year sentence for …

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Hushang Moradi Kermani among ALMA nominees again

TEHRAN – Writer Hushang Moradi Kermani, whose works mainly feature child protagonists from poor and disadvantaged families, has been nominated for the 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Prize (ALMA). Moradi Kermani, who has already been nominated for the prestigious Swedish honor more than five times, received the new nomination from the …

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Members of the jury of the national competition section of TISFF

According to the Public Relations of Tehran International Short Film Festival, the jury members are: Ensie Shahhosseini Born in 1954 in Gorgan. Writer and director. Graduated in cinematographic direction. She has written screenplays such as “Del Namak”, “Let’s not muddy the brook”, “Pourya Vali”, “Avinar”, “Rush, Sun’s gone”, “Good Night …

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DuoBeniaján wins the Spanish team championship

The Valencian teams reach the podium Spain, one of the European countries with the strongest chess culture, especially in terms of the organization of high-level tournaments, organizes one of the most attractive team competitions in the Old Continent, the “Division of Honor ”. The annual event is an 8-team single …

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The book “Autumn on the Train” was published in Tamil

Mohammad Kazem Mazinani’s book “Autumn on the Train” has been translated and published in Tamil by the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Mohammad Kazem Mazinani’s book “Autumn on the Train” has been translated and published in Tamil by the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization. According to …

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Qeshm Island to Host Cultural Evenings in Tehran

TEHRAN – Groups of tourism insiders, artisans and artists from Qeshm will organize cultural evenings in Tehran to highlight the southern island of Iran. Residents of Tehran will be exposed to the local culture, traditions, crafts and tourist destinations of Qeshm during the three-day festival, which begins on October 20, …

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IFFCY holds meeting on role of literary adaptation in films

Chaired by Dr Shokouh Hosseini (writer, translator and researcher), the meeting brought together personalities from cinema and literature, including Houshang Moradi Kermani (author), Farhad Tohidi (screenwriter), Mohammad Rahmanian (writer and director), Fereydoun Amouzadeh Khalili (screenwriter), Hamid Reza Ghotbi (director) and Abbas Jahangirian (screenwriter). At the start of the meeting, organized …

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Corruption of the American Friends’ Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) – the official non-governmental organization of the Society of Friends or Quakers – won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947. They deserved it. The group, true to Quaker theology, professed nonviolence and avoided any group that committed it. Quakers may have been conscientious objectors …

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Global Compressed Natural Gas Market Potential Growth, Share, Demand and Key Players Analysis – Research Forecast to 2026

An excellent industry research report on Compressed Natural Gas Market 2027 has been released after an in-depth study of various key market segments such as market size, latest trends, market threats, and major market drivers . This business report offers information on production, development, market sales, regional trade, investment calculation, …

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Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Hassanzadeh Amoli has died

The eminent Iranian cleric Ayatollah Hassan Hasanzadeh Amoli, philosopher, jurist, mystic and seminary professor, has died at the age of 93. Relatives of the clergyman said he died on Friday hours after being hospitalized with lung complications. Ayatollah Hasanzadeh Amoli has numerous publications in the fields of philosophy, mysticism, mathematics …

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