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Ferdowsi, Iranian Shahnameh, Our Today

Ferdowsi, Iranian Shahnameh, Our Today

The Book of Kings [Shahnameh of Ferdowsi] is one of Iran’s greatest literary legacies still murmuring the heroic lifestyles of ancient peoples and kings of the Empire in verse for the Iranian nation and Persian speakers around the world after the passing of many centuries. It is composed in three parts of mythology, heroism, and history.  

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The great Ferdowsi and “Shahnameh”

The great Ferdowsi and “Shahnameh”

January 21 is the birthday of Hakim Abolghassem Ferdowsi, the great Persian poet whose epic Book of Kings “Shahnameh” has been introduced as one of the world’s three top works by Unesco.

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Red-Haired Woman inspired by the Kings

Red-Haired Woman inspired by the Kings

Orhan Pamuk is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2006. In his latest interview with Slate Magazine he speaks of how he was inspired by the Shahnameh Book of Kings by Ferdowsi and Oedipus the King by Sophocles when writing his new novel The Red-Haired Woman.  

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Persian Trilogy    (music)

Persian Trilogy (music)

Artist: Behzad Ranjbaran Album: Persian Trilogy Genre: Classical Year: 2005   (Persia Digest) – Three major legends from Ferdowsi’s Book of Kings “Shahnameh” are used to create Behzad Ranjbaran’s work, transformed into an Iranian masterpiece, The Persian Trilogy, by the London Symphony Orchestra; a classical, romantic piece with elements of modern music.

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