Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Department of Persian, in collaboration with Culture House of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mumbai, organized an online International Webinar on “Mir Anis and Mohtasham Kashani – the two eminent lamenter poets of India and Iran” on 1st October.
While delivering his inaugural speech, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Syed Ainul Hasan, said that Mohtesham Kashani, the 16th Century Iranian Poet, is notable for his simplicity of style. Mir Anis, the 19th-century Indian poet’s work, is of extraordinary importance for its expressiveness. He expressed the hope that the Dept. Of Persian, MANUU will organize many activities in the coming days in collaboration with the Culture House of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mumbai.
Presenting her paper Prof. Aziz Bano, Head, Department of Persian, discussed in detail Marsiya Nigari. Prof. Nikhath Jahan, DDE (MANUU), Dr. Syeda Asmath Jahan, Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Persian (MANUU), Prof. Ishtiaque Ahmed, Dept. of Persian, JNU, Prof. Narges Jaberi Nasab (Iran), and Dr. Suleiman Zare (Iran) also presented papers. Abu Talib Rizvi, Producer and Director presented a few poems of Mir Anis with English translation.
Dr. Mohsen Ashouri, Director Iran Culture House, Mumbai, proposed a vote of thanks. Prof. Shahid Naukhez Azmi convened the webinar.