Iskandar Ding: Persian poetry across the Persian-speaking world

Posted  27 Apr 2020

The eternal verses of great Persian poets, such as Rudaki, Ferdowsi, Khayyam, Mowlana, Sa’di, Hafez… were composed across the Persian-speaking world and are still celebrated by the Persian-speaking world, transcending modern borders. Most Persian learners have heard their poems recited and made into music in the Iranian context, but have not heard interpretations from outside …

Word of the month with Iskandar Ding: ناز/nāz

Posted  22 Apr 2020

We’re delighted to introduce our first in a series of blogs from Iskandar Ding, a multi-linguist who, among many other things, is a post-graduate student in Iranian Studies at SOAS, University of London. Iskandar will be considering aspects of Persian language and culture across its vast area of influence, both present and historical. Some posts, …