Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Nahjir Village - Isfahan .Iran

this sketch in this set are taken on 15th Mar2009 and I'm going to have another visit overthere in December which it should be quite cold over there.
So let's have look around this wonderful village with beautiful ancient Valey , road and castil.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Hakim Abol Ghasem Ferdosi Tosi , more commonly translisterated as Ferdowsi or Firdusi is a highly revered Persian poet. He was the author of the Shahnameh , the national epic of Iran and related societies.Ferdowsi, is best known for his literary epic, Shahnameh to which he devoted most of his life. Shahnameh was originally drafted by Ferdowsi for the Princes of Samanids, who were responsible for revival of the Persian cultural traditions after the Arab invasion.

Ferdowsi would live to see the Samanids, conquered by the Ghaznavid Turks। The new ruler Mahmud of Ghaznavi would lack the same interest in Ferdosi 's work as that shown by the Samanids, resulting in him losing favor with the royal court. Ferdosi would die in 1020 C.E. in "poverty and embittered by royal neglect" though confident that the masterpiece that he had created would last the test of time.Written at the end of the tenth century and the beginning of the eleventh century C.E., Shahnameh would mainly concern pre-Islamic Iran, through its fictional protagonist, Rostam a Persian hero and legend who is a greater-than-life figure (akin to Hercules) living for more than five hundred years, undergoing seven trials of strength, Batteling foes of man, beast, and dragon, and serving more than five Persian monarchies. Ferdosi 's Rostam is an epitome of bravery, heroism, and loyalty to the Persian throne.

Rostam however is more than just a legend and a hero, in that he is constantly on the edge, and always resolute to assert that he is "his own man" able to define his own destiny and make his own choices, regardless of needs of others even those of the kings he so faithfully serves.Ferdosi lived at a critical historical period and so his book not only reflects the uncertainties and challenges of the era but his own resilience and determination in creation of a stable Persian literary identity that was unique and different from its Arab counterpart. Ferdosi in fact was a "dehqan" or a member of the indigenous landed aristocracy who had in a severely attenuated way survived the Arab conquest and now had to adapt to the new world order. Shahnameh in many ways reflects this ongoing challenge.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Brief Story of Bijan and Manijeh

it is the begining of the story 's Bijan & Manijeh and it does n 't have any scenario in this first page so it just discribes the darkness of the night when the story begins.
when people from Arman complained to Key Khosro that wild boars were invading their fields, Bijan volunteered to go and combat the boars. Bijan pursued the wild boars, returning them to their lairs, without any of the boars escaping. The day following this event, Gorgin told Bijan about the garden of Afrasiab on the other side of the border with Turan. Thus was the young Bijan tempted hid him, and no one except her maids were aware of this secret. When Afrasiab learned that his daughter was hiding a man in her house, he sent guards to seize Bijan. Bijan was captured and imprisoned in a pit in the desert and the pit was blocked with a heavy stone. Manijeh was also punished by her father. She was expelled from the palace and sent to the desert where Bijan was prisoned. Manijeh made a tunnel to Bijan's prison, and through that tunnel spoke to him and fed him. Every day she would go to the city and beg for food and bring the food to Bijan. Eventually, Key Khosro sent Rostam to rescue Bijan. Rostam went to Turan as a merchant, and met Manijeh in the city, from where she took him to the pit where Bijan was imprisoned.

characters portrait

Bizhan and Manijeh is a love story in Ferdosi 's Shahnameh. Bijan was the son of Giv, a great warrior of Iran during the reign of Key Khosrow and Banu Goshasp, the heroine daughter of Rostam. Bijan fell in love with Manijeh, the daughter of Afrasiab, the king of Turan and greatest enemy of Iran, and greatly suffered as a result.