Iranian Literature

Century-old public baths take on the glory of yesteryear

TEHRAN – Mohammad Beig, a Zand-era (1750-1794) public bathhouse in Khoy, the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan, has been restored, the provincial tourism chief has said. The project consisted of repairing the tiles as well as reinforcing the walls of the historic structure, Jalil Jabbari announced Thursday. In the coming …

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Reckless Book Limits | Press day

Once again, Long Island’s school districts have become battlegrounds in some of the country’s hottest culture wars. At that time, that included fights for masks, virtual pandemic learning, and student programs. And, among some parents and administrators, there have been concerns about Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel “Persepolis”. The award-winning two-part …

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What makes love cake like cake?

Once upon a time, a Persian girl fell in love with a prince. To make him love her back madly, she baked the prettiest, most fragrant, and delicious cake and filled it with magical powers. Did this love cake work? There seem to be two endings to this story. The …

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Gujarati writers, poets and artists condemn Sahitya State Academy for slandering poet Parul Khakkar

Here is the complete list of signatories in alphabetical order: Aatish Indrekar Chhara, Abhijit Joshi, Abhijit Vyas, Aditi Desai, Amit Dave, Amita Shah, Amitabh Madia, Amrit Gangar, Anand Mazgaonkar, Anand Pandya, Anandvardhan Yagnik, Anil Joshi, Babu Suthar, Barin Mehta, Bhanubharavana Purohit, Bhanubharavana Purohit Ramrakhyani, Bhavik Raja, Bina Jadav, Bindu Prasad, …

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Persian readers welcome “Secondhand Time”

TEHRAN – The fifth edition of a Persian translation of Belarusian Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich’s book “Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets” has arrived in Iranian bookstores. Cheshmeh published the first edition of the book translated from Russian edition into Persian by Abdolmajid Ahmadi in 2019. “Secondhand Time” is …

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China’s mediating role between Israel and Palestine

China’s economic and diplomatic activities in the Middle East have increased dramatically over the past decade. Yet China’s economic engagement in the region is receiving the most attention, which makes sense. Currently, China is the largest trading partner of 11 states in the Middle East, as well as the region’s …

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Remembering Hazrat Nizamuddin Bukhari (RA)

Added the 6 june 2021 among others By: Manzoor Narvaw Walla The arrival of Islam added to Kashmir’s rich religious past and also its complexity as a Sufi – infused Sunni Islam slowly infiltrated the valley from perhaps the end of the century. year 1000, and certainly 1200. He came …

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Best First Female Authors to Read This Summary

Nothing beats a summer reading. Afternoons lazing on picnic blankets or swings, lounging by the pool or languishing on beach blankets are infinitely more enjoyable when immersed in an entertaining romance. This year, a list of brilliant new books emerges, especially those by newbie female authors who already seem poised …

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Books on modern Iranian cultural currents unveiled

TEHRAN – A series of books on contemporary Iranian thought and cultural currents was unveiled Tuesday during a special meeting at the House of Iranian Books and Literature in Tehran. “Thought and Cultural Currents in Contemporary Iran” consists of 30 books, eight of which were presented during the meeting. The …

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Attract foreign students more than expected: official

TEHRAN – Currently, foreign nationals constitute 1.64% of the country’s student population, approximately 0.14% more than the target set by the sixth five-year national development plan (2016-2021). According to the plan, around 1.5% of the country’s university student population is expected to be non-Iranian, however, the figure rose to 1.64% …

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When the gypsies came to town

This happened in the winter of 1959. There was a wave of unrest in the “kancha bazaar” (kitchen market) in the city of Dinajpur. Someone made a bugle call: “The gypsies are here. Allah save us! Secure your belongings.” It was as if some calamity had befallen the small town. …

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The main contenders for the Iranian presidency

The June 18 presidential election heats up as Iran’s chief justice Ebrahim Raisi and former parliament speaker Ali Larijani enter the race. As Iran prepares for a presidential election next month, two prominent Tory candidates have announced their candidacy, Ebrahim Raisi and Ali Larijani. The current president, Hassan Rouhani, described …

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Elections in Iran: outlook and impact

Tue May 18, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4) Tickets here. Who will be the next Iranian president and what impact will it have on US-Iranian relations About this event Sanam Vakil is Deputy Director of the Middle East North Africa program at Chatham House, where …

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The raw emotion of Tahereh Mafi

Best-selling Iranian-American YA author Tahereh Mafi has strategically and painfully exposed the progress of her second realistic fictional novel, An Emotion of Great Delight, on its heavy traffic. Instagram over the past year. Mafi’s highly curated articles are as much, if not more, about his incredible sense of ‘complicated fashion’ …

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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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