Love and Devotion

The long tradition of Persian literature showcased in Australia

"The long tradition of Persian literature, poetry, music and 'Art of the Book' is showcased in an international exhibition, 'Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond', an exclusive collaboration between two of the oldest institutions in their respective countries, the State Library of Victoria and the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford. Traveling to Australia for the first time, 60 rare manuscripts are put on display for us to experience the detail and beauty of Persian illumination, calligraphy and written poetry dating back to the 11th century."


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You cracke me up :-) When the Fatwah came out I was living in LA. I went out to get the book and the store was out. I went to several book stores before I managed to get it. But I was in for a surprise.

What a nightmare! I tried REALLY hard to read it. No good; I gave up before long. Then phoned my father who also told me he gave up on it. My father and I are not exactly Islamic! But neither of us managed to get far in that book. 

Rushti is either the worst writer I read or rather gave up on. If you want to criticize Islam do it right. Read Kasravi now that is a well written criticism. Besides he was fair and let all of them have it! No wonder he was murdered a great loss to us all.

Tiger Lily

Iranians worship great literature, which is the reason why

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Qomeini unleashed a fatMama on Roshti's terrible writing skills.

Anyway, thank you for the clip: I identify with the packaging and display of treasures, bundled off and around the globe, except for love and devotion: I'm heavily allergic to both.