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Third Annual Bita Prize for Persian Arts: Mohammad Reza Shajarian

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 ...

Second Annual Bita Prize for Persian Arts: Goli Taraghi

Nov 12 2009 - 19:00
The second annual Bita Prize in Persian Arts is awarded to Ms. Goli Taraghi 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 ...