Category: Art
New Persian translation of Mencius published

TEHRAN – A new Persian translation of the Mencius, the Confucian text named for its author that earned the title ya sheng (“second sage”) for the 4th-century-BCE philosopher, has been published in Persian. Ehsan Doostmohammadi has rendered the book released by the Tehran-based major publisher Qoqnus. Several Persian translations of the book have previously been […]

“Saddam: His Rise and Fall” comes to Iranian bookstores

TEHRAN – British writer Con Coughlin’s book “Saddam: His Rise and Fall” has been published in Persian. Bijan Ashtari is the translator of the book published by Saless. Insightful, penetrating and shocking, the book is the defining biography of Iraq’s deposed tyrant. Drawing on an unparalleled network of sources, contacts and firsthand testimonies, Coughlin takes […]

Native artists, chefs, craftspeople show off skills in Qeshm Island

TEHRAN – Over 50 artists, musicians, chefs, and craftspeople showed off their indigenous skills for a host of visitors and sightseers during a cultural night held in Qeshm Island on Friday. People who were natives of Riku village put on show indigenous handicrafts and dishes; staged live performances; and held various workshops at a cultural […]

Museum famed for its salt men gains former glory 

TEHRAN –A restoration project has recently been completed on Zolfaqari Archaeological Museum, which is famed for showcasing some ancient salt men and their belongings, Zanjan’s tourism chief has announced. The project, which aimed at strengthening and equipping the Qajar-era (1789-1925) structure, was carried out by the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, and Zanjan’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts […]

“The Power of Six” bestowed upon Iranian bookstores 

TEHRAN – A Persian translation of Pittacus Lore’s young adult science fiction novel “The Power of Six” has come to the Iranian bookstores. The second book in the young adult science fiction series “The Lorien Legacies” has been translated by Payman Esmaeilian. Ofoq is the publisher of the book, which is the sequel to “I […]

James Fritz’s “Parliament Square” appears in Persian 

TEHRAN – A Persian translation of James Fritz’s 2015 play “Parliament Square” has been published in Persian. Translated by Hossein Jamali and Mehrangiz Qahramani, the book has been published by Nimaj. How far would you go for what you believe in? Kat gets up one morning, leaves her family behind and travels to London to […]

Off-the-beaten-path destinations: Gonbad-e Aali

TEHRAN – Built at the summit of a small desert hill, Gonbad-e Aali, which is a mudbrick domed tomb tower, is located three kilometers to the east of Abarkuh, along the road that leads to Yazd in the central Iranian plateau. The patron for this monument is Firuzan, a member of the local Firuzanid dynasty […]

Iranian handicrafts: mat weaving

Hasir Bafi, or mat weaving, is one of the oldest fields of handicrafts in the Iranian plateau. It is not known when and where this craft was first invented. But archeologists have discovered traces of mat weavings on plaster pieces that belong to six thousand years ago. The oldest piece of Hasir in Iran belongs […]

New Persian translation of “The Day of the Locust” comes to bookstores

TEHRAN – A new Persian translation of American author by Nathanael West’s 1939 novel “The Day of the Locust” has been published. Ali Kahrobai is the translator of the book published by Now. A few weeks ago, Mahi, another Tehran-based publisher, released a Persian rendition of the book by Farid Dabir-Moqaddam. “The Day of the […]

“Steppenwolf” surfaces again in Iranian bookstores

TEHRAN – A new Persian translation of German-Swiss author Hermann Hesse’s tenth novel “Steppenwolf” has been published in Iran. The Elmi Farhangi Publishing Company is the publisher of the book rendered by Keikavus Jahandari. At least three other Persian editions of the novel have previously been published in Iran. Originally published in Germany in 1927, […]

“Enchanted Night” comes to Iranian bookstores

TEHRAN – American writer Steven Millhauser’s novella “Enchanted Night” has been published in Persian. Javad Homayunpur is the translator of the book published by Saless. This is a stunningly original new book set in a Connecticut town over one incredible summer night from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Martin Dressler”. The delicious cast of characters […]

Iron Age relics seized in Sistan-Baluchestan

TEHRAN – Iranian authorities have recently confiscated 15 prehistoric objects, which were kept unlawfully in a pharmaceutical warehouse in Zahedan, southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province. The relics, estimated to date back to the Iron Age, have been unearthed in the historical sites in the west of the country, a senior police official in charge of protecting cultural […]

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