Sipan Shiraz was an Armenian poet and painter. He was his second wife, Shushanik, he studied at Yerevan Art Institute. Shiraz was an author of poetry memoirs about his father. A member of the Writers Union of Armenia, he worked at Yerevan radio. According to poet Artashes Ghazaryan, "Sipan lived as a meteor". During his short life he published 7 books of poems, he is buried at Yerevan Central Cemetery’s Pantheon. Mahamerdz tari, Yerevan, 1992, 149 p. ISBN 5-550-00815-7 Hayrik, Yerevan, 1993, 103 p. Selected poems, 2008, 272 p. Sipan Shiraz Sipan Shiraz In Memory of Sipan, Aravot daily
Shiraz County is a county in Fars Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Shiraz. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 1,676,927 in 427,268 families; the county is subdivided into three districts: the Central District, Zarqan District, Arzhan District. The county has six cities: Shiraz, Darian, Zarqan & Khaneh Zenyan. Arjan wood facade company located in Semnan
Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla
Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla is an American writer. He is most famous for his novel Ode to Lata published in 2002, adapted to a film in 2008 under the title The Ode, he has published the novel The Two Krishnas in 2011, released as The Exiles in India. Dhalla's great-grandparents were Ismailis. An only child, he was raised by his mother's parents in Mombasa, he decided. The same year, his father was murdered, his mother returned to Mombasa to be with her son. At 13 years old, the aspiring young novelist published his first article on infertility in a national magazine VIVA. Since he's written for various publications including Instinct, Angeleno and Details and is the Editor of the upscale lifestyle E-zine IndulgeMagazine.com An excerpt from Ode to Lata was featured in the award-winning anthology Contours of the Heart: South Asians Map North America, which went on to win the 18th Annual American Book Award. The Los Angeles Times Book Review hailed Dhalla's debut as "an achievement" and Christopher Rice called it "a rare, great novel".
Ode to Lata created milestones as the first South Asian gay novel to be reviewed by The Los Angeles Times and to be excerpted by Genre Magazine. It was the first account of the South Asian gay experience from an author from the African continent; the cultural and academic impact of Dhalla's debut novel was further recognised when it was presented at the Between The Lines Festival at MIT in 2004, added to college syllabuses around the country like California State University. Ode to Lata was adapted for a motion picture, The Ode starring Sachin Bhatt, Wilson Cruz, Sakina Jaffrey. Dhalla co-directed and produced the film; the Ode premiered at the Outfest Film Festival on 17 July 2008 to a sold-out audience. It was called "a beautiful portrait of the American experience for many first and second-generation Indian-Americans" and a film with performances that are "memorable" and filled with "cinematic intensity"; the UCLA Asia Institute praised it as a film that inspired "after-film contemplation" and boasted performances that are "noteworthy".
Dhalla's follow-up novel, The Two Krishnas draws from romantic Sufi poetry and archetypal Hindu mythology. It paints political upheaval across three continents; some of Dhalla's influences are Dorothy Parker, Andrew Holleran, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and the poetry of Rumi. In January 2011, Dhalla wrote and produced the film Embrace starring Rebecca Hazlewood, Ajay Mehta and Randy Ryan. Embrace is the first dramatisation of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks on record. East Indian in heritage and a passionate activist, Dhalla co-founded the South Asian program for the Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team which provides prevention and social services, community leadership and advocacy to over 10,000 individuals in Southern California, he was one of the founding members of SATRANG, a support group for LGBT South Asians in Los Angeles. In June 2007, Dhalla was listed as one of the Top 21 Tastemakers and "Most Important Movers and Shakers" in America by Genre Magazine. In August 2007, Dhalla was listed as one of the "Top 25 People Who Make Us Melt – Angelenos Who Redefine What's Hot" by Frontiers Magazine.
In March 2008, Dhalla was included in Anokhi Magazine's "Successful 2008" roster. In 2008, the film The Ode was released; the film directed by Nilanjan Neil Lahiri starring starring Sachin Bhatt, Wilson Cruz and Sakina Jaffrey was based on his book Ode to Lata. Dhalla joined the prestigious Humanitas Prize organisation in 2009 as a Reader for excellence in TV and Film scripts for the 35th Humanitas Prize. *On 29 August 2009 Dhalla was showcased at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York with the headlining event, An Evening with Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla where he had the opportunity to map the journey of his semi-autobiographical novel, Ode to Lata to screen and celebrate his body of work. The event was thrown by Engendered, an arts and human rights organisation aimed at creating awareness of gender and sexuality. In April 2011, Dhalla was invited to be the subject and guest of the prestigious Master's Tea at Yale University. NovelsOde to Lata – Novel The Two Krishnas – Novel Published as The Exiles Short storiesA – short story, West Hollywood anthology Films The Ode – Screenplay Embrace – Writer/Director/Producer Abandon – Original Screenplay Films The Ode – Associate Producer The Los Angeles Times Book Review of Ode to Lata Indulge Magazine Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla official website Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla Facebook Embrace on Facebook Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla on IMDb The Ode at the Internet Movie Database Embrace at the Internet Movie DatabaseRelatedAPAIT website Satrang website
Hovhannes Shiraz was an Armenian poet. He was born Hovhannes Tadevosi Karapetyan in the city of Alexandropol part of the Russian Empire, his mother, was widowed by the Armenian Genocide shortly before his birth. Shiraz grew up in a considerable poverty, his first work called Beginning of Spring was published in 1935. Novelist Atrpet gave the talented poet the epithet "Shiraz", because "this youth's poems have the fragrance of roses and covered with dew, like the roses of Shiraz". Another version of his pen name is "Shirak azn" -- a child of the region he was from. Hovhannes Shiraz studied in Moscow Maxim Gorky Literature Institute. In 1958, he published the first volume of his anthology Knar Hayastani; the second and third volumes were published in 1965 and 1974. These collections include the best examples of Shiraz's poetry. Shiraz wrote and published poetry, he is an author of popular patriotic and love poems included "Ani", "My Mother", "May my love remain a secret", "Siamanto and Khjezare", "Expromptu", "Like the Pagan Love", "My Holy Homeland", "The Fate of Armenians", "To Andranik", etc.
He wrote "The Armenian Dante-esque" about the Armenian genocide, a subject, banned in Soviet Union. The first version of this masterpiece was written in 1941. Only short passages from this work were published in Soviet Armenia during his lifetime, some chapters were published in Beirut and Tehran; the entire poem was published in 1990 in Yerevan. He was buried in Yerevan, along with other distinguished Armenians, he first married famous Armenian poet Silva Kaputikyan. His son with Kaputikyan, Ara Shiraz, was a sculptor. Shiraz had seven children with Shushanik Shiraz. One of their sons, Sipan Shiraz, was a poet. Yerevan school #169 and a street in Julfa of Isfahan are named after him. Hovhannes Shiraz’s House-Museum is located in a nineteenth-century building in Gyumri. Shiraz was known for his good sense of humour. In 1963 John Steinbeck visited poet's apartment in Yerevan, wrote in a letter: "...men are closest together when they laugh together. And I remember that in Yerevan we laughed together a great deal."Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Alexander Gitovich dedicated poems to Shiraz.
Shiraz was an anti-establishment poet, popular with the people of Soviet Armenia but fought against its corrupt Soviet leadership all his life. When in 1974 the known critic Suren Aghababyan has brought to Shiraz the news about awarding of the Order of Lenin, the answer has followed: "And what they want in exchange? To buy my silence?" Shiraz is an author of about forty poetry translations. His rich vocabulary and sensitive style, enhanced by folk and colloquial elements, made his poetry one of the highest achievements of Armenian literature. Critics consider many of his works masterpieces. According to Paruyr Sevak, "The modern Armenian poetry has risen on the ridge of Shiraz". "Shiraz is a great talent, we should be proud and consider as a great honor that we know him", wrote William Saroyan. Shiraz built his poems with Armenian tuff of emothions, added Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Poems of Shiraz are known throughout the former USSR and abroad. Anyway, as Andrey Dementyev writes, Hovhannes Shiraz, like Sergey Yesenin, uses many metaphors, so it's hard to translate his poems.
During a meeting with Soviet writers, to demonstrate what kind of poetry he liked best, Hindi writer Bhisham Sahni, showed a journal containing some poems by Hovhannes Shiraz. Hovhannes Shiraz’s House-Museum is located on the Master's Street of Gyumri; the house was presented to Shiraz by Soviet Armenian officials in 1983. The house was an old building belonged to a millionaire. In 2003 it became a house-museum. Beginning of Spring, 1935 Song of Armenia, 1940 The voice of poet, 1942 A book of songs, 1942 Biblian, 1944 Lyre of Armenia, three volumes, 1958, 1965 and 1974 A monument to my Mother, 1968 Peace to everybody, 1982 "Hovhannes Shiraz: A Documentary". In 2005 Director Levon Mkrtchyan released a documentary film titled "Hovhannes Shiraz". "On the Path to Eternity", Armenfilm, 1983, 35mm, director Levon Mkrtchyan, composer Sarkis Aladjadjyan Hovhannes Shiraz Museum's Official Website Hovhannes Shiraz http://armshop.in.ua/product/hovhannes-shiraz/ Hovhannes Shiraz on YouTube
Shiraz is the fifth-most-populous city of Iran and the capital of Fars Province. At the 2016 census, the population of the city was 1,869,001 and its built-up area with "Shahr-e Jadid-e Sadra" was home to 1,565,572 inhabitants. Shiraz is located in the southwest of Iran on the "Rudkhaneye Khoshk" seasonal river, it has been a regional trade center for over a thousand years. Shiraz is one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia; the earliest reference to the city, as Tiraziš, is on Elamite clay tablets dated to 2000 BC. In the 13th century, Shiraz became a leading center of the arts and letters, due to the encouragement of its ruler and the presence of many Persian scholars and artists, it was the capital of Persia during the Zand dynasty from 1750 until 1800. Two famous poets of Iran and Saadi, are from Shiraz, whose tombs are on the north side of the current city boundaries. Shiraz is known as the city of poets, literature and flowers, it is considered by many Iranians to be the city of gardens, due to the many gardens and fruit trees that can be seen in the city, for example Eram Garden.
Shiraz has had major Christian communities. The crafts of Shiraz consist of inlaid mosaic work of triangular design. In Shiraz industries such as cement production, fertilizers, textile products, wood products and rugs dominate. Shirāz has a major oil refinery and is a major center for Iran's electronic industries: 53% of Iran's electronic investment has been centered in Shiraz. Shiraz is home to Iran's first solar power plant; the city's first wind turbine has been installed above Babakuhi mountain near the city. The earliest reference to the city is on Elamite clay tablets dated to 2000 BCE, found in June 1970, while digging to make a kiln for a brick factory in the south western corner of the city; the tablets written in ancient Elamite name a city called Tiraziš. Phonetically, this is interpreted as /tiračis/ or /ćiračis/; this name became Old Persian /širājiš/. The name Shiraz appears on clay sealings found at a 2nd-century CE Sassanid ruin, east of the city. By some of the native writers, the name Shiraz has derived from a son of Tahmuras, the third Shāh of the world according to Ferdowsi's Shāhnāma.
Shiraz is most more than 6,000 years old. The name Shiraz is mentioned in cuneiform inscriptions from around 2000 BC found in southwestern corner of the city. According to some Iranian mythological traditions, it was erected by Tahmuras Diveband, afterward fell to ruin. In the Achaemenian era, Shiraz was on the way from Susa to Pasargadae. In Ferdowsi's Shāhnāma it has been said that Artabanus V, the Parthian Emperor of Iran, expanded his control over Shiraz. Ghasre Abu-Nasr, from Parthian era is situated in this area. During the Sassanid era, Shiraz was in between the way, connecting Bishapur and Gur to Istakhr. Shiraz was an important regional center under the Sassanians; the city became a provincial capital in 693, after Arab invaders conquered Istakhr, the nearby Sassanian capital. As Istakhr fell into decline, Shiraz grew in importance under several local dynasties; the Buwayhid empire made it their capital, building mosques, palaces, a library and an extended city wall. It was ruled by the Seljuks and the Khwarezmians before the Mongol conquest.
The city was spared destruction by the invading Mongols, when its local ruler offered tributes and submission to Genghis Khan. Shiraz was again spared by Tamerlane, when in 1382 the local monarch, Shah Shoja agreed to submit to the invader. In the 13th century, Shiraz became a leading center of the arts and letters, thanks to the encouragement of its ruler and the presence of many Persian scholars and artists. For this reason the city was named by classical geographers Dar al - ` the House of Knowledge. Among the Iranian poets and philosophers born in Shiraz were the poets Sa'di and Hafiz, the mystic Ruzbehan, the philosopher Mulla Sadra, thus Shiraz has been nicknamed "The Athens of Iran". As early as the 11th century, several hundred thousand people inhabited Shiraz. In the 14th century Shiraz had sixty thousand inhabitants. During the 16th century it had a population of 200,000 people, which by the mid-18th century had decreased to only 55,000. In 1504, Shiraz was captured by the forces of the founder of the Safavid dynasty.
Throughout the Safavid empire Shiraz remained a provincial capital and Emam Qoli Khan, the governor of Fars under Shah Abbas I, constructed many palaces and ornate buildings in the same style as those built during the same period in Isfahan, the capital of the Empire. After the fall of the Safavids, Shiraz suffered a period of decline, worsened by the raids of the Afghans and the rebellion of its governor against Nader Shah; the city was besieged for many months and sacked. At the time of Nader Shah's murder in 1747, most of the historical buildings of the city were damaged or ruined, its population fell to 50,000, one-quarter of that during the 16th century. Shiraz soon returned to prosperity under the rule of Karim Khan Zand, who made it his capital in 1762. Employing more than 12,000 workers, he constructed a royal district with a fortress, many administrative buildings, a mosque and one of the finest covered bazaars in Iran, he had a moat built around the city
Shiraz University known as Pahlavi University, is a public university located in Shiraz, Iran. In the latest ranking of Iranian universities based on scientific output, Shiraz University is listed among the top three research-oriented schools in the nation. In the first report of state universities ranking and among 70 universities and higher education institutes, Shiraz University is ranked as level 1; the University of Pennsylvania assisted the Iranian government in establishing American-style higher education at the university. Penn thus became influential in shaping many of Pahlavi University's departments and institutions. Shiraz University has the second-biggest campus in Iran, it was designed by American architect Minoru Yamasaki, who designed the World Trade Center. Shiraz University has pioneered the establishment of doctoral programs in Iran. Presently the university has over 20,000 students, with 200 bachelor's degree programs, 300 master's degree programs, one professional degree program, 150 Ph.
D. programs. Shiraz University traces its roots to 1946, with the establishment of a technical college aimed at training specialists in the medical sciences with a four-year program. Called the High Institute of Health, it developed into a medical school in 1950. In 1953, the Namazi School of Nursing and the Colleges of Agriculture and Arts and Sciences were established. With the addition of the College of Engineering and College of Veterinary Medicine in 1954, the school was elevated to university-status and named after the reigning Pahlavi dynasty. Other units that were subsequently added were the Dental School in 1969, the Graduate School and College of Electronics in 1969, Dentistry in 1970 and the Colleges of Law and Education in 1977. In 1960, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, King of Iran invited University of Pennsylvania president Gaylord Harnwell to come to Iran and examine Iran's higher education institutions. Harnwell prepared a report at the Shah's request, entitled A Pattern for a New University in Iran, the Shah subsequently decided that Penn would assist the Iranian government in transforming Pahlavi University into the only institution in Iran based on American-style higher education.
The University of Pennsylvania thus became influential in shaping many of Pahlavi University's departments and institutions. Many faculty members from Penn were hence sent to Shiraz to teach and carry out research at the university, a widespread exchange program was established; the president of the University of Pennsylvania was awarded an honorary degree in Shiraz in recognition of the help of Penn to Pahlavi University. After the 1979 Islamic Revolution overthrew the Pahlavi dynasty, drastic changes were implemented at all universities; the name of Pahlavi University was changed to Shiraz University. All universities were closed for three years in a so-called Iran's Cultural Revolution of 1980-1987 to islamize all the universities; the official seal of the Shiraz University serves as the signature and symbol of authenticity on documents issued by the corporation. Before the Islamic Revolution in Iran, a logo was used as the official logo of Pahlavi University inspired by Persepolis; the logo was inscribed with two words.
However, after the revolution, this logo was changed. After the Revolution, the seal designed by current faculty of Department of Arts, Bahman Feizabi. According to him the basic motif for the new seal was inspired by the tree of life relief in Taq Bostan, one of the most important motifs in the Sassanian era. According to a report by the Ministry of Science and Technology published in 2010 and 2011, Shiraz University ranked 6th between 64 and 68 non-medical universities and institutions in Iran, it was one of top three non-technical and non-medical universities along with the University of Tehran and Tarbiat Modares University in a 2012 ranking. The university is known to be strict and the grade point average of students in various departments is lower than their peers in other universities of Iran. Shiraz University is well known as a tough university with low GPA specially in Civil and Mechanical engineering. Universities like Sharif University of Technology and University of Tehran are not tough to the extent of Shiraz University.
That’s why many students of Shiraz University believe their grades do not reflect their academic performance. According to the 2017 rankings of the best universities given by the Times Higher Education, Shiraz University has been ranked in the top 3 universities in Iran. In 2016 only eight universities from Iran were included in this ranking, whereas in 2017, fourteen universities from Iran were among the top universities rankings. Based on these rankings, Shiraz University became the best comprehensive university in Iran. In addition, in regard to the 2019 rankings of the best universities given by the Times Higher Education, Shiraz University’s Computer discipline has been ranked in the top 3 universities in Iran. Based on the teaching criterion of the ranking in Computer Science, Shiraz University has achieved first rank in Iran; the first university horse manege was opened at Shiraz University in 2011. Asadollah Alam, former chancellor, close advisor of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Iraj Bashiri, professor of history, University of Minnesota Hossein Baharvand, stem cell and developmental biologist and director of Royan Institute Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Iranian politician and former chairman of the Iranian parliament Mansoor Hekmat, Iranian Marxist theorist
Ara Shiraz was an Armenian sculptor. His mother and father were the poets Silva Hovhannes Shiraz. Ara Shiraz was born Aramazd Karapetyan in Yerevan in 1941, he graduated from the Yerevan Theatre and Fine Arts Institute in 1966. He participated in numerous young artists exhibitions in the Soviet Union. From 1968 until his death in 2014 he was a member of the Artists' Union of Armenia, his works have been exhibited in major cities of the U. S. S. R. as part of solo and group shows. He has taken part in the Festival of Armenian Art "From Urartu to the Present". Shiraz is characterized by his monumental sculptural works of art such as the monuments of Paruyr Sevak, Yeghishe Charents, Alexander Myasnikyan and William Saroyan. In 1979 Shiraz was awarded the State Award of Armenia for his ornamental sculptures decorating the facade of the Dvin Hotel in Yerevan. In 1977 he was granted the title of Meritorious Artist of Armenia. In 1987 he was elected the president of the Artists' Union of Armenia, a member of the Secretariat of the Artists' Union of the U.
S. S. R. Shiraz' most renowned works include the busts of Pablo Picasso, Yervand Kochar, Hovhannes Shiraz and Vruir Galstian. Many of his sculptural compositions are on permanent exhibit in the Modern Art Museum of Armenia, the State Gallery of Armenia in Yerevan, the Tretyakov Gallery and the Eastern Nations Museum of Art in Moscow. Shiraz's paintings and sculptures are found in many private collections throughout the world: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yerevan, Paris, New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, etc. Shiraz is the author of Andranik's statue. Andranik is sitting in two horse, they are symbolizing Eastern Armenias. Yeghishe Charents, Charentsavan, 1977 Paruyr Sevak, Yerevan, 1978 Aleksandr Myasnikyan, Yerevan, 1980 William Saroyan, Komitas Pantheon, Yerevan, 1984 Tigran Petrosian, Chess House, Yerevan, 1989 Hovhannes Shiraz Komitas Pantheon, 1989 Sergei Parajanov, Komitas Pantheon, 1999 Andranik In the front of the Saint Gregory the Illumminator Cathedral, 2002 Hovhannes Shiraz, Malatia-Sebastia District, Yerevan, 2005 Vazgen I, Vaskenian Theological Academy, Sevan, 2008 Andranik Ozanian's statue azg.am www.roslin.com Biography