Art And Culture

Farsi Section at Tajik Library

Farsi Section at Tajik LibraryFarsi Section at Tajik Library

‘The Farsi and Iranology’ section was officially opened at the Toshkhoja Asiri Regional Library in Sughd Province in Tajikistan.

With the opening of the section, which contains 6,000 books, 60,000 digital material in Farsi and open access to online libraries in Iran – it provides an opportunity to expand cultural relations between the two countries and foster book reading among the youth,” said Mohammad-Hussain Sanati, cultural attaché of Iran to Tajikistan.

The section is an effort of collaboration between the cultural attaché’s office and the public relations office of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization.

Head of the library Monavareh Damanoh said “We have inked a MoU with the cultural attaché of Iran to hold an annual 12 sessions for various activities including critiquing books, poetry nights, and honoring authors.”

Stating operations in 1917, Toshkhoja Asiri Regional Library is one of the oldest libraries in Sughd Province.

It accommodates more than 250,000 books in Tajik, Farsi, and English languages, and Russian, with domination of the latter.

Tajikistan and Iran have much shared culture and history, as Tajikistan was once part of Greater Iran. The language Tajiks speak is also almost identical to the Farsi spoken in Iran.

It is important to note that Rudaki, who is considered by many as the father of modern Persian Language, was from Tajikistan.