Ahmad Sadri, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Lake Forest College who recently translated and adapted the illustrated Shahnameh for Quantuck Lane Press, 2013 Directly following lunch Dr. MORE Before we close our Iranian iteration please join us for a last celebratory event.
The kitchen will be open late, bring a date and dine with us as we offer a FREE screening of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, by filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour. MORE Conflict Kitchen will be hosting a three day marathon reading of the Shahnameh, the classic Persian epic written by Ferdowsi over 1,000 years ago.
Parties involving unmarried men and women are prohibited by law.In some rich neighborhoods of northern Tehran, a city of 12 million, it is not uncommon to see women's scarves around their shoulders.Many young women also wear tight clothes and short coats.The idea of skiing in Iran may seem a contradiction given the country’s international reputation as a regime not keen on decadent Western leisure concepts and also geographically as a hot, oil rich desert nation.Dig below these stereotypes however and you find a nation which is keen to ski, particularly its wealthier citizens (as in most nations) and geographically with high mountains that have allowed the country to build some of the world’s highest ski lifts and slopes in its high Alborz mountains.
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Consisting of some 60,000 verses, the Shahnameh is the world’s longest epic poetry written by a single poet.