Iran - Seven Faces of a Civilization

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    Sarzameen-e-man Iran! What a fascinating country.
     
  5. The Messiah

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    Interesting, will watch.
     
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    Illusive and Razor like this.
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    VatsaOfBhrigus Tihar Jail Banned

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    yep, 4 people.

    The fact is Iran is a loosing nation today that has no hopes of development. India has overtaken it.... the sad fact that all islamic nations will have to deal with sooner or later...

    Bhagwa rises!
     
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    India, Iran cradles of great civilizations: Iranian envoy

    New Delhi, Nov 23, IRNA – India and Iran have been cradles of great civilizations and the messenger of spirituality, peace and friendship throughout the history, said Iranian Ambassador to New Delhi Mehdi Nabizadeh.

    Addressing a three-day International Seminar on Hazrat Sheikh Sharafuddin Ahmad Yahya Muniri at Patna, capital city of Bihar State, the ambassador said love and affection as well as cultural interaction between the people of these two lands have been so strong and profound that even temporary political tensions during the course of history could not break down.

    He reiterated that the seminar is in fact a tribute to the memory of the ancient spiritual and cultural ties and bonds between the people of the two friendly countries of Iran and India.

    He said that Iran and India are the unique countries which have the 9000 years old history and 3,000-5,000 years old cultural heritage. Both countries have had common border for innumerable years and these two people enjoy numerous cultural commonalities, like the Persian language, architecture, music, art, several social etiquettes and traditions many of which still continue, added the Iranian official.

    “The developments in these two countries should be properly studied after the independence of India and the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran,” said Nabizadeh.

    The independence struggles of Iran and India have had many common features and both Imam Khomeini and Mahatma Gandhi believed in peaceful policies, he noted.

    India, Iran cradles of great civilizations: Iranian envoy
     
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    Analyzing Iran, India's commonalities requires IK
    14 Jun 2012 12:31

    During the closing ceremony of Iran-India cultural week, which was held on Tuesday June 12, Bahman Namvar Motlagh said:" We should analyze the commonalties of Iran and India including the myths through indigenous knowledge (IK).

    IBNA: Entitled "Literary and cultural ties of Iran and India", the closing ceremony of Iran-India cultural week was held on Tuesday in Iranian Artists Forum (IAF). The ceremony was attended by the research deputy of IAF Bahman Namvar Motlagh, Persian Academy's secretary Mohammad-reza Nasiri, University of Tehran's ancient language professor Mamoud Jafari as well as Iran's ex-cultural attaché in India Karim Najafi.

    During the ceremony, Namvar Motlagh said:" However expressing the commonalities are pleasurable but the matter of approach can be neglected. We should analyze Iran and India's commonalities through indigenous knowledge (IK) which I hope will be fulfilled in the future with the help of Indian professors."

    He added:" Figures including Georges Dumezil and Max Müller have discussed myths through their own point of view alongside a studying approach which we have always ignored to have a specific approach studying these cases. On the other hands Indians have enjoyed a great progress in the field."

    Moreover Jafari said:" The oldest written sources and documents, existing on the relations of Iran and India, reveal that Iranian and Indians are Indo-European people who lived together from the very beginning but separated later. Naturally when they lived together they must be having many commonalities in the field of language and culture."

    Avesta and Vedas are two ancient Iranian and Indian texts who have been left behind; the works hold a common language and their structure, grammar and even some of their terms are similar, he added.

    He then talked about the commonalities and similarities of Iran and India's myths saying one of the features of Sassanid dynasty was the emergence of science and knowledge development. Khosrow Parviz, Iran's king was eager in translating philosophical, astronomical and medical texts. During the period few Sanskrit books were converted into Pahlavi language and during the following years the books were translated from Pahlavi into Arabic. In the field of astrology and astronomy the Iranians used Indian sources.

    "Kelila-o Demna" was a translation of the Sanskrit Panchatantra, he noted.

    In other news, Karim Najafi said: "Iran and India's ties date back to the pre-Islamic era. The Ajanta Caves hold paintings of an Iranian group in the Sassanid dynasty visiting India in which physician Borzoye accompanied the group as well. The trip's souvenir was Panchatantra; as an interesting point I should say that the book's original text doesn’t exist and it was translated into other languages from the Persian text as currently some 40 translations exist around the world." :ranger:

    Iran Book News Agency (IBNA) - Namvar Motlagh: Analyzing Iran, India's commonalities requires IK
     
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    Iranian original residents are worshippers of asura, they consider Indira to be a protagonist .... Clearly they are diametrically opposite to us since ancient times.

    Infact if you observe closely their 'demons' are called devas(our gods) , their gods are called asuras(our demons). (this is the true iranian people before islam).

    As far as todays picture is concerned India and Iran should definitely strive for co-operation, infact if memory serves India is actually investing in Iran/afganistan border areas for highways construction and all...

    Although as the clout of US grows in India , I fear this cooperation will be lost, India voted against iran on nuclear ambitions of iran twice... though coerced they did it.

    This is today s iran:
     
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    antagonist.
     
  12. indian_sukhoi

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    One have to admire their culture and civilization. Iranians have made great contributions to world culture, science, economy and lifestyle.

    Its one of the oldest civilization recorded in history. Iran is the oldest country in the world in terms of formation date, The first urban settlements in Ancient Persia date back to 4,000 BC


    PS - The last time ever the Iran attack invaded other countries was by Afsharid king Nadir Shah in 17th Century, He invaded India.
     
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    I think you meant the last time Iran attacked India ?

    Iran was an imperial power, they invaded a whole bunch of countries
     

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