Iranian engineer lectures on how renowned poet Hafez is viewed in the West
Hafez, the 14th-century Persian poet, still draws a crowd, if the hundreds of Iranians gathering this weekend for several presentations are any evidence.
Nasser Kanani, an expert in electrochemistry, is the guest speaker, better known in engineering circles for his textbook on electroplating, rather than his recently-published two-volume study of the poet called Hafez and His Divan As Viewed By the West.
Mohandez, the Canadian society of Iranian engineers and architects, sponsored Kanani’s lectures at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum and an Iranian community centre.
Read more – Dated: May 13, 2017
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