Podcast 4 Season 2: The Epics of Heroes with Jaimee Comstock-Skipp

Jaimee Comstock-Skipp takes us on a magical journey to learn more about the epic poem of Iran: Firdausī’s Shāhnāma - a tale that distills love, treason, revenge, and the struggle for power. She reflects on the book's role as a guide for good leadership, and looks at its illustrations for [...]

Indians in Safavid Iran: the Pictorial Evidence – An Online Talk by Dr Sheila Canby

Description Indians appear in Persian painting long before the Safavid period (1501-1722), either as characters in illustrations of the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi or Khamsa of Nizami or as unidentified labourers, elephant jockeys and the like. Over the course of the 16th and 17th centuries the Persian depiction of Indians expanded to include portraits and [...]

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