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Post by mahtab » June 16th, 2007, 5:03 am

I didn't find any books in Farsi in the site, so I think it would be a good idea to start recording some stuff in Farsi here. I suggest books by Sadeq Hedayat, Let me know if that would be possible for you to put the recording on this site.
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Post by earthcalling » June 16th, 2007, 5:30 am

Hello mahtab,

It would be wonderful to have recordings in Farsi as part of our catalogue. I say this not just as a greedy cataloguer, but also as a person embarrassed by my own ignorance of this great language and culture.

Did Rumi write in Farsi? There have been a number of mentions of his poetry here.

We have a Multilingual Poetry Collection, which would be the perfect place for you to put your first recordings, if there are poems you'd like to record.

Unfortunately, though, as we have to go by US copyright law, it looks as if Sadeq Hedayat will not be possible. He is too recent. The earliest work of his I can find is dated 1930. Anything published before 1923 is fine; anything 1923 or later is at best complicated, and most likely not possible.

David

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Post by mahtab » June 23rd, 2007, 1:39 am

Hi there
Yeah, Molana Rumi has lots of beautiful poems in Farsi, I will read one in the Poem part you introduced.
We have no copyright here in Iran, so I thought the range of books one can choose would not be that limitted
as you may know the modern way of storywriting in Iran first happened in works of Jamalzde which was less than 100 years ago. Before that it is mostly Mystical prose and poetry which is hard for modern listeners to get.
In case you are familiar with our literature gimme some other suggestions
Thanks
Mahtab :)

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Post by Nicholas19 » February 10th, 2010, 3:13 pm

I hope we get some Persian stuff in our catalogue eventually. I may contribute one or two poems eventually, once I get someone to translate the disclaimer for me. I don't want to make a mistake in translating it myself. (I know the disclaimer has been translated into Arabic as well, but I can't find the Arabic disclaimer actually written down anywhere.) Anyway, here are a few places to find Persian literature in the original language:

Rudaki (858 - ca. 941) (there are a few poems here):
http://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%AF%DA%A9%DB%8C

Hafez (1315-1390):
http://www.hafez.com/
http://www.falehafez.org/
http://www.hafez.mastaneh.ir/
http://ganjoor.net/hafez/

Sa'di (1184 – 1283/1291?):
http://www.hafez.mastaneh.ir/ (ignore English translation)
http://saadi.recent.ir/default.aspx?famous
http://ganjoor.net/saadi/

Ferdowsi (935–1020):
http://shahnameh.recent.ir/default.aspx?browse
http://ganjoor.net/ferdousi/shahname/

Omar Khayyam (1048-1131):
http://ganjoor.net/khayyam/robaee/

Nezami (1141-1209):
http://ganjoor.net/nezami/

Attar (1145-46-c.1221):
http://ganjoor.net/attar/

Sana'i (d.c. 1131):
http://ganjoor.net/sanaee/
http://rira.ir/rira/php/?page=view&mod=classicpoems&obj=poet&id=28

Anvari (1126–1189):
http://ganjoor.net/anvari/

Jami (1414-1492):
http://ganjoor.net/jami/7ourang/

Naser Khosro (1004 - 1088 AD):
http://ganjoor.net/naserkhosro/

Shaykh Bahá'í (1547-1621):
http://ganjoor.net/bahaee/
http://www.hurqalya.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/BIBLIOGRAPHY-HYP/15-SAFAVID/Shaykh%20Baha%27i.htm (bibliography of his works)

Baba Taher (11th century):
http://ganjoor.net/babataher/

Rumi (1207-1273):
http://ganjoor.net/moulavi/
http://www.moridemolana.com/
http://www.rumi.org.uk/persian/

The Báb (1819-1850):
See my other post

Fátimih Baraghání (a.k.a. Táhirih or Qurratu'l-'Ayn) (1814/1817 – 1852):
http://www.h-net.org/~bahai/areprint/tahirih/tahirih.htm

Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892):
See my other post

Quite a lot of poetry can be found here:
http://ganjoor.net/
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Post by RuthieG » February 10th, 2010, 5:23 pm

mahtab wrote:We have no copyright here in Iran, so I thought the range of books one can choose would not be that limitted
Unfortunately it isn't that simple for us here at LibriVox. Even if there is no copyright in Iran, everything that is recorded for LibriVox must be in the Public Domain in the United States, where our files are hosted.

US copyright law is rather weird, and in practice, it means that (with regard to works published outside the US) only works published before 1923 are available for us to record here.

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Post by Nicholas19 » February 10th, 2010, 5:27 pm

RuthieG wrote:
mahtab wrote:We have no copyright here in Iran, so I thought the range of books one can choose would not be that limitted
Unfortunately it isn't that simple for us here at LibriVox. Even if there is no copyright in Iran, everything that is recorded for LibriVox must be in the Public Domain in the United States, where our files are hosted.

US copyright law is rather weird, and in practice, it means that (with regard to works published outside the US) only works published before 1923 are available for us to record here.

Ruth
Fortunately, though, there's loads of Persian literature in the public domain. So much Persian literature was written before 1923! Hafez, Rumi, Ferdowsi. It would take a long time to record the whole Shahname (Book of Kings). ;)

What we really need is Persian speaking volunteers.
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Post by Nicholas19 » February 11th, 2010, 6:32 am

PeaceBreeze sent me these translations of the disclaimer (for poetry):
[Poem title] :عنوان شعر

by [author] : ( سروده شاعر(نام شاعر ذکر شود ,

read in [language] :به زبان پارسی قرائت یا خوانده شد

for LibriVox.org : برای موسسه LibriVox

by [your name]" : ( توسط ( نام .

"End of poem. ( پایان شعر)

This recording is in the public domain"( ضبط این اثر به همه نفوس انسانی تعلق دارد و هر فردی می تواند به هر گونه ای که می خواهد از آن استفاده نماید)

Well altogether one could state all these in the form of sentences as follows :

شعر ( ) سروده ی ( ) به زبان پارسی توسط ( نام فردی که شعر را ضیط کرده است ) برای موسسه

خوانده شد.LibriVox

پایان شعر

ضبط این اثر به عموم تعلق دارد و هر فردی می تواند به هر گونه ای که مایل است از آن استفاده نماید
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Post by mssadeghipour » August 28th, 2012, 1:20 pm

Salam Alencon!!!!! I would love to assist with this in any way that I can. I am an Iranian American who would love to spread the knowledge of our culture and works any way that I can. I love Hafiz (so much so that I actually tattooed his work on my body) and if there are any of his readings available that would be wonderful.

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Post by Nicholas19 » August 28th, 2012, 3:21 pm

mssadeghipour wrote:Salam Alencon!!!!! I would love to assist with this in any way that I can. I am an Iranian American who would love to spread the knowledge of our culture and works any way that I can. I love Hafiz (so much so that I actually tattooed his work on my body) and if there are any of his readings available that would be wonderful.
Hi and welcome to LibriVox! :)

If you can find a public domain text for any of Hafiz poems online, you are welcome to record them for the Multilingual Short Works collection or record them as a separate project.

Best wishes,
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Post by ElissaSylvia » December 5th, 2012, 7:45 am

I'd like to contribute something in Farsi, too! It looks like there are no opportunities at present. Is anything being developed that I can contribute to in Farsi?

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Post by ElissaSylvia » December 5th, 2012, 7:52 am

Yes, I'd like to participate, too! Is there anything to be read in Farsi?

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Post by Cori » December 5th, 2012, 7:53 am

You could record some poetry, Elissa -- that would be very welcome in this collection: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=42703 Or prose if you can find it, whatever you like.

Hopefully the first post in that thread will explain everything, but if not, please do just ask! There are some links further up this page to poems that might be suitable (they need to have been published before 1923 to be out of copyright for our US-based archive.)
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Post by dukedoon » May 18th, 2013, 5:39 am

I can read Khayyam!

How about "Tarikh e Beyhaghi"? (Beyhaghi's History)

I can read some Middle Persian literature too. (That is, the immediate Pre-Islamic predecessor of Modern Persian)

I would be also cool to read Cyrus' Cylinder. (In different languages, Ancient Persian included)

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Post by Nicholas19 » June 2nd, 2013, 4:53 am

dukedoon wrote:I can read Khayyam!

How about "Tarikh e Beyhaghi"? (Beyhaghi's History)

I can read some Middle Persian literature too. (That is, the immediate Pre-Islamic predecessor of Modern Persian)

I would be also cool to read Cyrus' Cylinder. (In different languages, Ancient Persian included)
If you can find some public domain copies of these works, perhaps on Internet Archive, you could read them.

Best wishes,
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