Introduction to Afghan Persian (Dari) – Part 1: General remarks and phonology

Posted  27 Oct 2020

Persian (referred to as ‘Dari’) is one of the two official languages of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, alongside Pashto. The modern territory of Afghanistan constitutes what is often referred to as ‘Greater Khorasan’ by some scholars and cultural activists and was the centre of Persian literary and cultural activities and Perso-Islamic learning right from …

Sufi Themes and Imagery through Mawlānā’s Naynāma: Part 3

Posted  19 Oct 2020

Picking up where we left off a few weeks ago, Iskandar returns to guide us through the Naynama, dealing with various themes and images as we go, from fish in water, to infinity.   در غم ما روزها بی‌گاه شد روزها با سوزها همراه شد روزها گر رفت گو رو باک نیست تو بمان ای …