Shirin and Farhad Romantic Story Simplified
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Monday, April 23, 2018

Shirin and Farhad Romantic Story Simplified

The latest book by the writer for children and young adults Majid Shafiei, printed by Peydayesh publications, will be unveiled at the 31st Tehran International Book Fair slated for May 2-12. 
For his new book ‘Shirin and Farhad’, Shafiei has rewritten and simplified the namesake love story written by Persian poet Vahshi Bafqi (1532-1583).
The encounter between Shirin and Farhad is part of a longer and more tragic tale of Khosrow and Shirin by the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi (1141–1209). The stories are believed to be partially based on real events, ISNA reported on its Persian website.
Farhad was a humble artist and craftsman famed for his skill at carving rock, who served Shirin, the queen of Armenia. Farhad fell in love with Shirin. In order to dissuade Farhad from his love for Shirin, Sassanid king Khosrow II Parvēz, who was also in love with Shirin, set him the impossible task of carving a tunnel through Mount Behistun (in today’s Kermanshah Province).


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