MY NAME AND REPUTATION FROME THE GRAVE.
AND MEN OF SENSE AND WISDOM WILL PROCLAIM
WHEN I HAVE GONE MY PRAISES AND MY FAME.
for exhibition of SHAHNAMA
May 15 /25th of Ordibehesht is the birthday of Hakim Abolghasem Mansur Ferdosi , the great poet of SHAHNAMA/Shahnameh or The Book of Kings,a long lasting Persian national epic.
Ferdosi was born circa 329 Hejri Ghamari/935in the village of BAZH,near TUS of Khorasan Province,located in NW of Iran.He started writing Shahnameh at age 40 by 369 H.G./975 A.D.
and spent more than 30 years of his life to complete it by 401/1007 . Date of his death is recorded between 1020 to 1026.
In 1313/1934 during Reza Shah ,Iran celebrated the millennium of Ferdosi and again in 1369/1990 THE MILLENNIUM OF SHAHNAMEH was announced as year of Ferdosi and Shahnameh by UNESCO and an international congress for Ferdosi and his epic masterpiece was held in Iran.
also see the epic translation of Dick Davis :SHAHNAMEH,THE PERSIAN BOOK OF KINGS,by Abolghasem Ferdosi,translated from the Persian,Viking 2006
member and consultant,INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL CENTER
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