Madrid univ. to translate Rumi's Masnavi

TEHRAN, Jun. 27 (MNA) – Autonomous University of Madrid will translate a selection from the Masnavi-I Ma'navi into Spanish.

Linguistics Advisory Office at the Autonomous University of Madrid with the collaboration of Argentine publisher El Hilo de Ariadna will translate the masterpiece of Persian mystic and poet Molana Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273) into Spanish.

This will be the first time that the book is translated into Spanish directly from its original Persian version.  

Nadereh Farzamnia, an Iranian professor of the Persian language at the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies and Oriental Studies of the Faculty of Arts, was commissioned to translate the work.

She previously translated several works of contemporary Persian literature into Spanish, including Mahmoud Dowlatabadi’s novel 'The Colonel.'

The Masnavi-I Ma'navi (Spiritual Couplets) is one of the best known and most influential works of both Sufism and Dari literature. It is a series of six books of poetry that together amount to around 25,000 verses or 50,000 lines.  It is a spiritual writing that teaches Sufis how to reach their goal of being in true love with God.

 

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