Meetings Holding the First Edition of the Meetings on “Iranology in India: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” (News date: 20 February 2016)

Meetings
Holding the First Edition of the Meetings on 
“Iranology in India: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”
(News date: 20 February 2016)

The first edition of the Meetings on “Iranology in India: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” was held in the Iranology Foundation on 2 March 2016. The speaker of this event was Dr. Karim Najafi Barzegar, Cultural and Student Deputy of Payam-e Nur University. This meeting was held with the presence of Dr. Alizadeh, Information and International Affairs Deputy of the Iranology Foundation; Dr. Bahramzadeh, Research Deputy of the Iranology Foundation, and a number of the researchers of this Foundation. Initially, Dr. Alizadeh presented a brief account of the scientific background and activities of Dr. Najafi Barzegar in India. As stated, he received his doctorate and post doctorate degrees from Delhi University and served as the Cultural Counselor of Iran in India for several years.

In this meeting, Dr. Najafi Barzegar began his speech by presenting an introduction regarding the background of the cultural relationships between Iran and India and introduced the names of some of the research centers focusing on Iranology and the status of the Persian language in India. Later, while referring to some aspects of the penetration of Iranian culture into India, he discussed the different life, clothing and, particularly, literarystyles of Indian people. Moreover, by quoting the words of some Indian political and cultural prominent figures, such as Jawaharlal Nehru, in the book of Discovery ofIndia, he emphasized the undeniable influence of Iranian culture over India. Finally, by referring to the book of History of Indus, the speaker said that the history of the relationships between India and Iran goes back to 50 centuries ago.

It is noteworthy that this meeting was announced as the first edition of the meetings on “Iranology in India” by the Information and International Affairs Deputy of the Iranology Foundation. Dr. Alizadeh stated that these meetings will be held regularly while benefitting from the experiences and views of authorities in relation to the target theme.At the end of the meeting, the Research Deputy of the Iranology Foundation provided a summary of the shared historical and racial features and traditions of Iranian and Indian nations.

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