IBNA- A commemoration ceremony was held for the prominent Iranian philosopher and author Dariush Shayegan by his resting place on the occasion of his death anniversary on March 22.
According to IBNA correspondent, the commemoration ceremony was held by the editor of Bukhara magazine Ali Dehbashi with several friends of Dariush Shayegan and University students in attendance and featured various programs such as speeches and recitation of poems.
In this event, the book of Shayegan’s poems in French titled ‘From Coast to Coast, from Sea to Sea ‘translated into Persian by Golnar Golnarian was also unveiled. The book also features an introduction by the late French scholar Henry Corbin.
Shyegan is considered a noted thinker whose ideas in his works on comparative philosophy are reputed particularly in France. He studied in Sorbonne University in Paris under Henry Corbin, and carried out several extensive researches on Persian mysticism and mystic poetry.
His book, ‘Cultural Schizophrenia: Islamic Societies Confronting the West’, was translated from the French into English by John Howe and published by Saqi books, London 1992 and Syracuse University Press, 1997.
The philosopher wrote a novel ‘Land of Mirage’ in French which won an award presented by the Association of French Authors in 2004.
‘Five Realms of Being’, one of the latest and seminal books by Shayegan considers his views about five legendary Persian mystics, thinkers and poets Khayyam Nishaburi, Ferdowsi, Molavi (Rumi), Sa’di and Hafez of Shiraz.