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Translated by Farzaneh Doosti
12 Apr 2011 - 17:27

Book that changed a philosopher's mind

 

Mehdi Fadayi Mehrbani, doctorate student of political sciences: Henry Corbin (1903-1978) was an influential western philosopher whose span of life could be divided into two periods. The first half is distinguished with being a disciple of Martin Heidegger, and the second half begins when he got familiar ...

 
Translated by Farzaneh Doosti
13 Mar 2011 - 15:09

Where have literary giants gone?

 

Farzam Shirzadi, journalist and storywriter: "Third Voice" is a collection of short stories by the third generation of American writers that Ahmad Okhovat has translated into Persian and is published as a volume by Mahi Publishing house. Besides the noteworthy introduction and preface, the volume seems ...

 
Translated by Farzaneh Doosti
13 Feb 2011 - 10:53

Missing plaisir of the text

 

Literature of the Revolution has not been internalized yet as it should have been and the writers have not dealt with it professionally. This is the same with our Literature of the Holy Defence…

 
The Victorious Start and End
1 Feb 2011 - 17:24

The Victorious Start and End

 

Ahad Goodarziani, writer, journalist: The anniversary of the Islamic Revolution victory prompts the reminiscence of landmark events happened in this land (Iran) and lived through by Iranians.

 
Ali Agha Ghafar
19 Jan 2011 - 13:31

Well done, Hajj Agha , Well Done!

 

Ali Agha Ghafar, chief editor of IBNA and Ketabe Hafteh weekly: I don’t care about those managers--cultural ones in particular--who cannot bare any criticism when holding posts; whose staunch companions are devoid of any patience to suspect the critics' "possibly" rightful, ruthful, expert and experienced ...

 
Translated by Farzaneh Doosti
28 Dec 2010 - 15:11

Wisdom & Justice: Two oldest Persian keywords

 

Dr Shervin Vakili, writer and researcher: The term 'Kherad' (wisdom) is one of the oldest words in Persian language. Iranians have used this term for more than 3 thousand years. In Zoroaster's 'Gahan', the concepts of wisdom and ration are expressed by the term Kherad and this is exactly what the Greek ...

 
Ignorance and Disaster
19 Dec 2010 - 15:03

Ignorance and Disaster

 

Farzam Shirzadi, story writer and journalist: "Chronicle of a Death Foretold is the name of a story by Colombian writer who got fame in Iran and the world by his novel 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'.

 
Ashoura incident: History
15 Dec 2010 - 09:27

Ashoura incident: History's Saddest Tragedy

 

The tragedy of Imam Hussein's martyrdom is the greatest tragedy in the history of humanity which has not been seen or heard of in any other nations in the world.

 
Translated by Farzaneh Doosti
27 Nov 2010 - 13:49

First episode; eternal word and de-centered texts

 

Mehdi Fadayi Mehrbani – Political Sciences PhD student, writer and researcher: There is an unfastening bound between books and human civilizations as one cannot be imagined without the other. It is an acknowledged truth that book has been a way of intellectual communication between human beings ...

 
Translated by Farzaneh Doosti
10 Nov 2010 - 11:16

Ferdowsi as screentwriter, director and editor

 

Dr Seyyed Mohsen Hashemi, art researcher: An interesting point in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh is that he acts as a screenwriter, director and editor all at once. He is a screenwriter because he has selected particular scenes from various narratives at hand that are the most effective and visual…

 
Translated by Farzaneh Doosti
31 Oct 2010 - 10:27

Nezami's "Haft Peykar" and astronomical beliefs

 

Dr Mir Jalaleddin Kazazi: I believe that in "Haft Peykar" (Seven Bodies) each plate or floor is transformed into a lady or palace. These seven palaces were separate and yet beside each other, and in each lady there lived a princess, each belonging to a different province.

 
"More Starry: More Appealing"
23 Oct 2010 - 12:55

"More Starry: More Appealing"

 

Ali Agha Ghafar, IBNA's chief editor: The spiritual glitter of great men's thinking is so far-flung in space and time that overshadows all other beams of light in its way; only the coming generations would unravel the source of such glitters.

 
Establishment of "Society of Iranian Wisdom and Theosophy"
2 Oct 2010 - 11:13

Establishment of "Society of Iranian Wisdom and Theosophy"

 

Dr Ali Mohmmad Saberi, lecturer of philosophy at TMU: Every year we are baffled how to commemorate great theosophist poets such as Rumi, Attar, and Hafiz and so we suffice with little programs held at few universities and cultural centers…

 
Should stay here until further notice
19 Sep 2010 - 10:54

Should stay here until further notice

 

The one I know is not really one, but typical of a thousand alike who, until any further notice, should stay on earth – like an angel separated from his peers.

 
Beginning of American Middle Ages
14 Sep 2010 - 15:03

Beginning of American Middle Ages

 

Saeid Saeidi, IBNA editor of science and religions service: A few Americans' desecration of Holy Quran and burning few copies of it not only sprained the hearts of millions of Muslims and free men all over the world and angered believers in Islam, but also unmasked hideous liars and pretenders who have ...

 
Bangalore
31 Aug 2010 - 12:56

Bangalore's favourite libraries!

 

With change in lifestyle and less and less time to spend, people no longer prefer the older reading places. Here are some of the most visited private and public libraries in Bangalore that are a hub for reading and recreational activities.

 
Tips for a better eBook reading experience
22 Aug 2010 - 11:57

Tips for a better eBook reading experience

 

Readers who are new to eBooks, generally have a hard time getting used to them, and often times give up before they give eBooks a fair chance.

 
Book Week motto; Inclusive and Attractive
19 Jul 2010 - 13:48

Book Week motto; Inclusive and Attractive

 

Mehdi Mohebali: The 18th Book Week motto will be selected during the 3rd Book Week session which, form different point of views, will have a great influence on national and international readers.

 
Psychology in Fiction
28 Jun 2010 - 13:48

Psychology in Fiction

 

Mohammadreza Nazari Darkuli, writer and literary critic: Literature and psychology are so much mingled into each other that we should say literature and psychology often complement each other.

 
Gavalda and me; her book and mine
17 May 2010 - 14:49

Gavalda and me; her book and mine

 

We have never thought that how many percent of writers and translators get the chance to see each other, shake hands and take memory photos together? This chance came to me as a novice translator, an encounter which is quite normal for book audiences in France and takes place many times.