Sunday, April 11, 2010
All you wanted to know about Iran but were afraid to ask
The project started in a little office in New York's Columbia University, over 40 years ago. Its founder, Ehsan Yar Shater, is an Iranian linguist: 90 years young and going strong. Here is a recent mini documentary about his work for Persian speakers--others can look at the modesty and vitality of his resolve; it transcends language. He trained with Walter Henning. For his English thesis, he chose a book that was a German translation of a book originally in Pahlavi language and scripted in hebrew--four languages of which he knew nothing. "Impossible" doesn't seem to mean much to him.
Click away and enjoy topics like Clothing in Pahlavi and post-pahlavi periods; Or Literature in the constitutional revolution times; or freemasonry in Iran.
Not all their articles are online; but many are forthcoming.
This is a non-profit organization mainly supported by Columbia University. Learn what support is welcome.
Posted by Naj