Sarajevo(IP)- A meeting under the title "Hakim Nezami, the pioneer of romantic epics in Persian literature" was held in Sarajevo with the presence of Farsi language students and Bosnian-Herzegovinian students.

Iran PressEurope: According to IranPress, the meeting was held in Sarajevo on the occasion of the commemoration week of Hakim Nezami, an Iranian poet in the 12th century, with the efforts of the Cultural Section of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and was welcomed by Bosnian Persian learners.

Mashallah Shakeri, head of the Iranian embassy in Sarajevo, said that the people of the world are familiar with Iranian civilization through its poetry and poets, and Farsi poetry and language have extended from Samarkand to China.

Namir Kara Halilovic, a teacher of Farsi and literature, introduced Hakim Nezami's poetry at the meeting.

Gholamreza Salemian, a professor of the Farsi language at the University of Sarajevo, also spoke about Nezami's personality and works.

On the sidelines of this meeting, an exhibition of the calligraphy works of Sultan Mohammad Noor and Mahmoud Madhab, artists of the 10th century, was also held.

Abû Muhammad Ilyâs ibn Yûsuf ibn Zakî Mu'ayyad, known by his pen-name of Nizâmî. His father, who had migrated to Ganja from Qom in north central Iran, was a civil servant; his mother was a daughter of a Kurdish chieftain; having lost both parents early in his life, Nizâmî was brought up by an uncle.

He was married three times, and in his poems laments the death of each of his wives, as well as proferring advice to his son Muhammad.

Nezami Ganjavi was a 12th-century Muslim poet, who is considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature. He brought a colloquial and realistic style to the Persian epic.


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