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Poet of the week

Nizami Ganjavi
He was a 12th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet. Nezāmi is considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature, who brought a colloquial and realistic style to the Persian epic.His heritage is widely appreciated and shared by Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, the Kurdistan region and Tajikistan.
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Etymology of the week:

pan.ǰa.ra ‘window’
Tehrani Persian pan.ǰ

It is an Indian loanword in Iranian languages. It is comparable with Sanskrit pañjara-. The Old Iranian word for ‘window’ is Old Persian ardastāna- which is attested in Old Persian inscriptions of Persepolis.

Story of the week

The caravan of Islam or
 the Islamic mission to the French country
by Sadegh Hedayat
The work deals with the story and ups and downs of the journey of several preachers of Islam to Europe with a satirical approach.
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Persian poem of the week

اگر نیست ایدر فراوان درنگ

همه نام بهتر که ماند نه ننگ

مرا مرگ بهتر از آن زندگی

که سالار باشم کنم بندگی

By Ferdowsi

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