Persian literature, Iranian literature; Persian poets and writers, Iranian poets; a list of websites
BBC Persian. The arts section.
Classical and modern Persian poetry and prose.
The history of Persian literature.
Arts and Entertainment in Iran
A web index of Iranian writers, poets, Iranian literature, art and music, from Pars Times.
The Encyclopedia Iranica is dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. The academic reference work will eventually cover all aspects of Iranian history and culture as well as all Iranian languages and literatures, facilitating the whole range of Iranian studies research from archeology to political sciences. The Encyclopedia is an international, collaborative project, based at Columbia University in the City of New York.
Iranian art and literature.
A web index from The Iranian.
The Magic of Persia
Magic of Persia (MOP) promotes Iranian art and culture to a wider audience outside of Iran, and strives to make a notable contribution to its long-term advancement worldwide. This is accomplished by establishing programmes in modern and contemporary Iranian art, music, media and academia in partnership with world-class institutions.
Middle East Virtual Library (MENALIB)
The Middle East Virtual Library (MENALIB) is an information portal for Middle East, North African, and Islamic Studies. It provides access to electronic full text materials or electronic bibliographical records of printed materials and manuscripts.
Pars Times. A web portal for Iran, the Middle East, The Persian Gulf and the Caspian region.
A non-commercial, non-partisan mainly targeted at researchers and scholars.
Persian Poets, Poetry and Poetic Art.
Including Khalgha’an-e Toe, Khalgha’an-e Toe, Vatan.
Women poets of Iran.
Forugh Farrokhzad, Simin Behbahani, Shahnaz A’lami, Meymanat Mirsadeghi, Zhaleh Esfahani, Zhila Mosa’ed, Shadab Vajdi, Mina Asadi.
Iranian Poets and Authors *
Farschcian, Ostad Mahmoud
Firdausi’s great epic poem, “The Book of Kings” or “Shahnama”, does for the formative myths, legends and early history of Iran what Homer’s tales do for the ancient Mediterranean civilizations. It narrates the history of mankind from the creation of the world, putting Iran at the centre of the Universe, from the dawn of time to the destruction of the Persian Empire in the early 7th century AD at the hands of the conquering Muslim Arabs.
Rostam: Tales from The Shahnameh,
English Graphic Novel adaptation of tales from the Shahnameh.
Helen Zimmern translation.
Arthur and Edmond Warner translation at the Internet Archive.
Simorq: A Music Project.
A short section of the Simorq Opera, video-recorded during a rehearsal in Tehran.
The Life and poetry of Khajeh Shamseddin Mohammad Hafiz Shirazi.
Hafez in English
Poems in translation.
Poems by Hafez
Hafiz, Shams al-Din Muhammad
A Biography by Prof. Iraj Bashiri.
Poems translated into English by G.Bell, with biographical information. Poet Seers
Sadeq Hedayat’s Corner
Articles and English translations by Iraj Bashiri.
Khayyam’s works in original Persian.
Ganjoor Persian Library
Rubayyat of Omar Khayyam
The Rubayyat of Omar Khayyam
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam a
A collection of Rubaiyat in Persian, accompanied by several translations into English and German.
as an app for Android mobile phones.
Rumi (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī)