The Asia Society
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Written over a thousand years ago by Aboqasem Ferdowsi, Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian Kings, continues to enthrall readers around the globe with its depictions of superhuman heroes, magical birds, heart-wrenching love stories, and fierce battles. Part myth, part history of a nation, the Shahnameh has been made anew by award-winning graphic artist and filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian. He has created an exquisite new edition featuring lush illustrations paired with a translations by Ahmad Sadri, professor of Sociology and Anthropology and James P. Gorter Chair of Islamic World Studies at Lake Forest College.
Rahmanian and Sadri will share images and text from the book as well as discuss the continued relevance of this powerful classic for a new generation of readers.
Based on text by Ferdowsi, Illustrations and Design by Hamid Rahmanian, Translation and Adaptation by Ahmad Sadri. Presented in celebration of Nowruz.
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