Iran Heritage Foundation: Making “candy-sweet Persian” available through ​Persian Language Online

Posted  27 Mar 2019

The Iran Heritage Foundation is a non-political UK registered charity with the mission to promote and preserve the history, languages, and cultures of Iran and the Persianate world. The objectives of the Foundation are achieved by organising and supporting activities of cultural or scholarly merit. IHF programmes include sponsoring teaching posts and fellowships at universities and museums, giving grants for academic research and cultural activities, and organising regular events and conferences, both in the United Kingdom and abroad. In a special event at Asia House in London it was announced that Persian Language Online will in future be administered by the Iran Heritage Foundation. In a talk, Narguess Farzad senior fellow in Persian Studies at SOAS, University of London, described the beauty of the Persian language as exemplified in a 14th century poem of Hafez that alludes to the ‘candy-sweet Persian that goes to Bengal’, and stressed the importance of preserving its teaching. The IHF is delighted to continue offering the resources of Persian Language Online to all those interested in Persian language, and looks forward to many exciting developments to come. More information about the Iran Heritage Foundation can be found on their website.