Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Hosseini, Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance for Cultural Affairs, Bahman Dorri, Iranian Academy of Arts (IAA) Director, Ali Mo’allem Damghani, and a group of Iranian and foreign poets also took part in the ceremony. Ahmadinejad regarded poetry as the common language of human beings and manifestation of an effort to depict mankind.]]>
The Iranian storytellers have been chosen from provincial and regional contests while the foreign storytellers were selected from the nominees by a group of experts.
According to the festival's secretary Morteza Heidari, 1059 storytellers participated in the national storytelling contests and as 30 provincial festivals concluded, 171 storytellers attended the regional competitions. ]]>
According to the Kanoon of Iranian Literature, all researchers and scholars working on Bidel Dehlavi or the presence and effects of hundreds years of Persian Language and Literature residence in India can submit their articles to the secretariat of this congress no later than 6 March 2011.
Main axes of this congress include: "Analysis and Interpretation of Bidel Dehlavi's Thought and Works" (introducing manuscripts and lithographed works of Bidel – stylistic and thematic ]]>
The ceremony was attended by artists and art and literature professors. Firstly the secretary of the Precious Books Festival Mahmoud Esmaeeli said:" Holding the Festival of Precious Books and Manuscripts is among the programs of the National Library and Archives which kicked off with the cooperation of UNESCO, the cultural deputy of Islamic Guidance and Guidance Ministry and the Academy of Arts.
He added:" The festival and the fair, which houses 540 works, are held in order to bestow identification to precious books in the print industry. However the word "Precious" is used ]]>
All institutions will make an effort to perform a program related to book during this week, while cultural department of the ministry of Culture & Guidance will be the secretariat for the event by law.
The secretariat has called on all interested parties to participate in the event which focuses on "Book and Book Reading".]]>
The winners of the 18th edition are:
"Translation of Divan of Hafez into Bosnian" by Becir Dzaka from Bosnia and Herzegovina, "Kings of Kings – the Sassanids: Iran of the III – VII centuries in legends, chronicles and contemporary research" by historian Sergei Dashkov from Russia, "Al-Ghazali's philosophical theology" by Frank Griffle from Britain, "The Iranian languages" by Gernot Windfuhr from the United States, "The fertility transition in Iran: Revolution and reproduction" by ]]>
Quran, hadith, figh, law, basics, philosophy and kalam, literature, history, sireh, politics, educational and social sciences, ethics, Irfan, translations, economics and corrections are the main sections of this evenr.
The preliminary selection of works is done during summer and they will be announced after holidays in 17th Mordad.
The event will judge among the works of religious students and scholars which have been published during 1388 ( 2009) and introduce the best books in Bahman current year 1389 in Qom.]]>
The manager of the Association of Cultural Heritage Photographers Saeed Mahmoudi Aznaveh said:" Usually in publishing photo books, the publishers gain the most advantage while their reasons are fair enough as well."
Pointing out to the limited readers of photo and precious books, he compared the print of photo books in Iran and foreign countries and added:" Usually in European countries these]]>
Secretary of the event said: "According to the statistics released by the Book House Institute, during the first edition 2409 books were judged and 35 were picked up. During the 12th edition the works boosted to 6,000 book titles."
He continued, introducing 57 books as selected and praiseworthy works indicate the
The previous edition's judges including Manouchehr Akbari and Mohammad Ali ]]>