There are four stories in this book based on CHAHAR MAQALA written by NIZAMI AROOZI SAMARQANDI (a Persian Poet and prose writer who flourished between 1110 and 1161 AD. He is particularly famous for his Chahar Maqala (Four Discourses.
cattemporary Art: From Alleyways of Tradition to Freeways of Modernism
This book will not appeal to those who can care less for contemporary arts or those who think that artistic practices are senseless, although they may have fun with the fables. But if Cattemporary Art can attract the attention of even a few of these readers, we would then be satisfied. As such, it is not that important what objective this book sets for itself or what proponents and opponents of modern arts think of it. It is important, on the other hand, to remember that something called Modern arts does exist and that it has practitioners in our community, though we may not understand it that well. We all endeavor to prove our contemporaneity by avoiding repetition of past events or works. But is contemporaneity something to be desired? This book doesn’t even concern itself with this question. It was not written to takes sides or to criticize any particular artist or trend. It is only an excuse to have a fresh look at contemporary art.
Feridoon and his sons (The book of kings (Shah Nameh))
Feridoon puts his sons under a difficult exam. After passing the exam, Feridoon divides the world between his sons into three parts. But the two younger brothers rebel against their older brother, Iraj and kill him.
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Once upon a time, in the old days there were a thousand and one houses; under the gray blue sky. The last house was a large house with seven doors. Seven girls lived there with their old mother.
Each of the doors opened to a girl's room. Every night, it was the turn of one of them to fetch the big set of keys from their mother and lock all the doors. That was because a frightening monster lived nearby. He watched out every one, waiting to see an open door and enter the house.
All of the old woman's daughters were talented. The first one was a cook and cooked the most delicious foods. The second one was a tailor and made the most beautiful dresses. The third one knitted beautiful things with colorful wools. The fourth daughter made comfortable and light shoes. The fifth one was a skilled barber and unique in making up brides. The sixth one painted so much pictures that you couldn't even imagine. But the seventh daughter…
The seventh daughter who was called Salty did not like such works. She used to make small crumbs out of the dried breads and gave them to the birds. She then sang beautiful songs for them with her beautiful voice. The birds loved her songs and gathered around her and once they ate their meal well, they would all stay by her side and listen to her amazing songs for hours. One night when it was Salty's turn to lock all the doors…