Art And Culture

Heritage Society to Honor Top Indian Historian

Sharif Hussein Qasemi
Sharif Hussein Qasemi

The Society for Appreciation of Cultural Works and Dignitaries, also known as National Heritage Society, will hold a ceremony on September 18 in Tehran to honor Professor Sharif Hussein Qasemi, 72, for his lifelong contribution to Persian language and literature.

Researcher in Persian language and literature and medieval Indian history and culture, Qasemi was born in Delhi in 1943. He is an eminent scholar of Persian language in India.

The honoring ceremony will be attended by literati and masters of Persian language and literature, as well as enthusiasts, according to the website of the society

The ceremony will be held at the society's Motahari Conference Hall, no 71, Ali Akbar Bashiri Street, Pol-Amir-Bahador, Vali Asr Avenue.

Qasemi regularly contributes research articles in Persian, Urdu & English. He has published over 100 articles and 13 books including 'The Maulavi Flute', a collection of select articles on the life and works of Persian poet Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273), A History of Indo-Persian Literature, Contemporary Dari Literature in Afghanistan and Life and Works of Seyyed Amir Hassan Abidi (Persian scholar).

His Ph. D was on 'Indo-Persian Literature Produced in the First Half of the 19th Century AD' from the Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India.

He also has compiled a list of manuscripts and printed editions of Ferdowsi's epic poem Shahnameh (Book of Kings) from libraries in India.