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Nov 29 2012 - 19:00
The Bita Daryabari Endowment in Persian Letters, in the Iranian Studies Program will present the Bita Prize for Literature on Thursday, November 29th, 2012.
The recipient of this year's Bita Prize for Literature is Mr. Houshang Seyhoun
Houshang Seyoun is a renowned artist and architect known for his significant contributions to a new aesthetic of Iranian modernity and urban modernism. Born in Tehran in 1920, he received a degree in architecture
Nov 10 2011 - 18:30
Fourth Annual Bita Prize for Literature
The Bita Daryabari Endowment in Persian Letters, in the Iranian Studies Program will present the Bita Prize for Literature on Thursday, November 10th, 2011.
The recipient of this year's Bita Prize for Literature is Mr. Bahram Beyzaie.
Bahram Beyzaie, Visiting Professor, Stanford University
Nov 19 2010 - 18:30
The Bita Daryabari Endowment in Persian Letters, with Stanford's Iranian Studies Program, presented the Third Annual Bita Prize for Literature on November 19th, 2010, to Mr. Mohammad-Reza Shajarian.
For two generations of Iranians, their most personal moments of the sublime, and their most public expressions of social exuberance, their joys of love and their pains of separation have been inseparable from the tender and thunderous voice and music
May 28 2010 - 18:00
Mohammad-Reza Shajarian is an internationally and critically acclaimed Persian traditional singer, composer and ostad (master) of Persian music. He has been called "Iran's greatest living master of traditional Persian music." Shajarian is also known for his skills in Persian calligraphy, and humanitarian activities. Shajarian is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions and the following are just a few: * Nushin medal (2008) * The UNESCO
Nov 12 2009 - 19:00
The second annual Bita Prize in Persian Arts is awarded to Ms. Goli Taraghi
A Writer of Many Worlds
Goli Taraghi is a writer of myriad talents. Whether contemplating the place of “the mythical mother of life” in human consciousness, or writing about the larger than life figure of her father—a real estate and publishing magnate, an Iranian Citizen Kane, in her words— whether describing the sad and satirical absurdities of her life in