Tehran’s Book City to commemorate Czech Iranologist Rypka ‎

Publish Date : Thursday 27 September 2018 - 18:26
IBNA- On the occasion of the 50th death anniversary of the eminent Czech Iranologist Jan ‎Rypka, Tehran’s Book City has organized a commemoration ceremony with Iranian and ‎Czech scholars in attendance for Saturday. ‎
According to IBNA correspondent, the program will consider the situation of Iranology and Persian language in Czech Republic as well as the situation of Czech literature in Iran with writers such as Franz Kafka, Milan Kundera and Karel Chapeck who have many fans among Iranian readers.  

Jan Rypka was a prominent Czech orientalist, translator, professor of Iranology and Turkology at Charles University, Prague. He was the dean of the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague. During his tenure, he focused the research on Persian poets, notably Labbibi and Farrochi.

His biggest achievement was the work on the history of Persian and Tajik literature, which was published in 1956. The work won critical acclaim from fellow professionals and was translated into many languages
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