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Shahnameh and its Oral Traditions

October 5, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Jalil Doostkhah
Event Sponsor: 
Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
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Jalil Doostkhah is an eminent scholar of Iranian literature and culture, with an abiding interest in the country's grand epic, Shahnameh. He has published extensively on different aspects of the country's ancient culture and religion as well as on the textual history and meaning of Shahnameh. He will be discussing his research on some of the oral sources of Shahnameh as well as the role of the rich tradition of ritualized recitation of the text, or Naggali, in its preservation and dissemination.

Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts

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Building 320, room 105

Lecture will be given via Skype and is in Farsi

Event is free and open to the public 

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