Posts Tagged ‘persian’

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

New Persian translation of “The Day of the Locust” comes to bookstores – Tehran%20Times 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, […]

The Assyrian, Persian And Greek Conquest Of Ancient Egypt

During the eighth century BC, ancient Egypt was experiencing turbulent times. The country was split with a pharaoh ruling in Lower Egypt, but powerful priests of Amun were ruling Middle and Upper Egypt. The  Nubian Kingdom  took advantage of the split in Egypt.  Piye (744-714 BC) an ancient Kushite king of Nubia, regarded his campaign […]

Fredric Jameson’s “Political Unconscious” appears in Persian 

Fredric Jameson’s “Political Unconscious” appears in Persian  – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – American literary critic, philosopher and Marxist political theorist Fredric Jameson’s 1982 book “The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act” has been published in Persian. Translated into Persian by Hossein Safi, the book was released by Nimaj in Tehran. In “The Political Unconscious”, […]

Biden Doctrine appears in Persian Gulf

Iran’s Vice-President & head of the Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Eslami (second from right) met International Atomic Energy Agency director general Rafael Grossi, Tehran, Sept 12, 2021 The incipient signs of a US retrenchment from Saudi Arabia have appeared in a series of moves in the past 2-3 weeks. On a parallel track, the Biden […]

Who Was Shahmaran? Lover, Trickster, Ancient Persian Snake Lady

Shahmaran is the name given to a mythical creature found in the various cultures of the Middle East, in particular, those of the eastern Anatolian region of Turkey. According to the folklore of these cultures, Shahmaran was a creature with the top half of a woman, and the bottom half of a snake. According to […]

April Enciso’s “Come Home, Daddy” appears in Persian

April Enciso’s “Come Home, Daddy” appears in Persian – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – April Enciso’s book “Come Home, Daddy: An Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Memoir” where she portrays her father’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease published in Persian. The book translated by Hooman Shokrai has been published by the Agar publishing house in Tehran. “Come Home, Daddy” is a […]

“Socrates in Love” introduced to Persian readers 

“Socrates in Love” introduced to Persian readers  – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A Persian translation of British classical scholar Armand D’Angour’s book “Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher” has recently been published in Tehran. Published by Khazeh, the book has been translated into Persian by Sirus Qahramani. This book is an innovative and insightful […]

Reliefs depicting scene of Greco-Persian Wars discovered in Turkey

Reliefs depicting scene of Greco-Persian Wars discovered in Turkey – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Archaeologists in northwestern Turkey have recently discovered a bas-relief, which depicts a battle scene between the Persians and the Greeks in the fifth century BC. Figures on the relief show fighting Greek soldiers beneath the hoofs of the Persian war horses, said […]

New Persian translation of “Before the Coffee Gets Cold” released

New Persian translation of “Before the Coffee Gets Cold” released – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A new Persian translation of Japanese writer Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s novel “Before the Coffee Gets Cold” has come to Iranian bookstores. Aradman is the publisher of the new translation by Reza Abedinzadeh, which hit the Iranian bookstores nearly one month after the […]

Persian deer species breeding in East Azarbaijan

Persian deer species breeding in East Azarbaijan – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A plan on conservation of Persian fallow deer and red deer is underway in Arasbaran forests in the northwestern East Azarbaijan province, the head of the provincial department of environment has stated. Restoration plans for maral (the Iranian red deer) as an extinct animal […]

2,500-Year-Old Reliefs Found in Turkey Portray Greco-Persian Wars

Archaeologists digging at the site of the ancient Anatolian city of Daskyleion in northwestern Turkey were delighted to discover skillfully carved stone reliefs dating back to the fifth century BC. These sculpted images featured battle scenes pitting the forces of Persia against those of the Greeks, recreating scenes of the Greco-Persian Wars that occurred 2,500 […]

Thermopylae A Speedbump for the Persian War Machine

If there is a single event that made Sparta ’s military legend a seminal moment when the ‘Bronze Lie’ was forged, it is the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC, fought 10 years after  Marathon. Nearly everything committed to popular memory about this battle is wrong, including the notion that it was its own battle […]

The Persian Gulf is Once Again at the Center of Western Provocations

As part of a concerted effort to pressurize Iran ahead of the expected resumption of nuclear talks in Vienna, Washington and its European allies appear to be using a mysterious and not entirely understandable attack on an oil tanker operated by Israel to extract additional concessions from Tehran.   In doing so, says the well-informed Iranian […]

“The Angel Maker” comes to Persian bookstores

“The Angel Maker” comes to Persian bookstores – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – “The Angel Maker”, a bestseller by the Belgian novelist Stefan Brijs who writes in Dutch, has been published in Persian. The literary page-turner about one man’s macabre ambition to create life and secure immortality has been translated by Samgis Zandi and An Amut is […]

Anna Seghers’ novel “Transit” published in Persian

Anna Seghers’ novel “Transit” published in Persian – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A Persian translation of German writer Anna Seghers’s novel “Transit” has been published in Iran. The novel set in Vichy Marseilles after France fell to Nazi Germany has been released by Qoqnush Publications in Tehran. Setareh Notaj is the translator of the book. Written […]

Taq Kasra, Persian masterpiece of architecture in Iraq, to be restored

Taq Kasra, Persian masterpiece of architecture in Iraq, to be restored – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iraq’s Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Hassan Nazim has said urgent restoration work is due to commence on Taq Kasra.  Located near Baghdad, the ancient Persian masterpiece of architecture was partly collapsed last year, prompting criticism from many Iranian supporters of […]

Swiss writer Barbara Schibli’s “Lichen” appears in Persian

Swiss writer Barbara Schibli’s “Lichen” appears in Persian – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A Persian translation of Swiss writer Barbara Schibli’s debut novel “Lichen” (“Flechen”) has recently been published in Tehran.  Ketabe Kucheh is the publisher of the book rendered into Persian by Manijeh Nasiri. In this novel, Schibli portrays a woman looking for her place […]

How India lost its way in Persian Gulf

“India gets booted out, by Iran, of Farzad-B gas field in Persian Gulf… India’s ONGC Videsh Ltd had discovered it way back in 2008.” India began to identify itself with the countries of the anti-Iran regional front that the former US President Donald Trump was sponsoring, involving Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE…and with Washington’s […]

The Roots Of Catoptromancy in Ancient Persian and Central American Sources

“Thus television… has a prehistory in the domain of oriental folk-lore ,” wrote Berthold Laufer in 1928 in an article with the delightful title, The Prehistory of Television .  Television was quite new even in the period in which Laufer was writing, but he was keen enough to see that this new technology had a […]

The Tamam Shud Enigma: Australian Cold Case with Ancient Persian Connection Re-Opens!

On December 1, 1948, authorities were called to Somerton beach in Adelaide, South Australia. A dead body had been found. Little did police realize they were about to encounter what is now considered one of Australia’s most profound mysteries, with connections to the ancient world. They found his cold body on the sand, slumped at […]

The Persian Gulf and Erdogan’s Agenda

Judging by the reaction of the Arab media, the fuss about restoring cordial relations between Turkey and the Persian Gulf countries is gradually subsiding. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed “regret” that Saudi transport planes and six F-15 fighter jets were sent to Crete to participate in a joint exercise with the Greek Air Force. […]

Mummy Cold Case: Tracing the Identity of the Mystery ‘Persian Princess’

This story details a cold case like no other. It occurred after the discovery of a mummy that was alleged to be an ancient Persian Princess. It ultimately led archaeological investigators on a wild journey of intrigue, deceit, and controversy. It all started in the year 2000 in Pakistan when police learned of a Karachi man attempting […]

Persian handicrafts: traditional skill of making rings

TEHRAN – For millennia, metalworking is practiced in the Iranian plateau. And traditional ring making is amongst those.  There are different opinions regarding the history of wearing rings but what is certain is that the habit of wearing belongs to ancient times.  It seems that Egyptians were the first nation to make rings, but according […]

5 features that make Persian an easy language to learn

Persian (or Farsi) is an Indo-European language spoken by around 100 million people around the world. You may have heard of this language or even thought about learning it. However, because it uses an Arabic script, it looks very intimidating and difficult to learn. In this post, I am going to take you through 5 […]

“Our Man in Tehran” by Robert Wright published in Persian 

TEHRAN – A Persian translation of Robert Wright’s “Our Man in Tehran” has recently been published by Amirkabir Publications in Tehran.  “Our Man in Tehran: The True Story Behind the Secret Mission to Save Six Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis and the Foreign Ambassador Who Worked with the CIA to Bring Them Home” has […]

Ahmet Altan’s “Dying is Easier than Loving” appears in Persian 

TEHRAN – A Persian translation of Turkish author Ahmet Altan’s “Dying is Easier than Loving” has recently been published by Now Publications in Tehran.  The book has been translated into Persian by Alireza Seifeddini. In this story, a car stopped in front of the casino, Nizam rushed out of the car, ran into the casino, […]

WATCH: Persian Jews Speak Out Against Iranian Gov’t

Several Persian Jews in the United States spoke out against the Iranian government in a February 10. A newly formed group called Iranian Americans for Liberty produced the video; the group aims to bring human rights and freedom to Iran. The video begins with a man named Simon in Beverly Hills stating, “I am a […]

New Persian translation of Ali Smith’s “Autumn” released

TEHRAN – A new Persian translation of Scottish author Ali Smith’s 2016 novel “Autumn” has recently been published in Tehran. Ruzbehan is the publisher of the book translated into Persian by Armin Kazemian. “Autumn” is about Daniel Gluck, a 101-year-old former songwriter, who lies asleep and dreaming in his care home. He is regularly visited […]

Centuries-old Persian carpets, paintings added to national heritage list

TEHRAN – A total of 25 handmade rugs and carpets along with three oil paintings have been added to Iran’s cultural heritage list. “Variety in texture, colors and patterns as the characteristics of these [handwoven] carpets, which date back to the 10th century AH, the 13th century AH, and the 14th century AH,” said Parham […]

Finally, a Persian Version of “Goodnight Moon”

“Goodnight Moon,” the 1947 classic written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd, was one of the first children’s books I bought when I became a mother. My kids loved (and still love) the simple characters and sentiments and how the pages take readers on a bedtime tour from the macro (a bunny […]

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