1219 GMT July 05, 2022
Nizami Ganjavi is one of the best and strongest literary commonalities between Iran and Azerbaijan, said Iran’s cultural attaché in Azerbaijan.
Qorban-Ali Pourmarjan made the statement in a two-day International Conference on Nizami Ganjavi held at Khazar University in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku on December 9 and 10, adding that we need to benefit from his ideas properly, IRNA reported.
“He is one of the poets who undoubtedly should be considered one of the pillars of Persian poetry and one of the undisputed masters of this language,” he noted.
Like Ferdowsi and Sa’di, he was able to succeed in creating or completing a certain style and method. Nizami’s great advantage is his storytelling talent which brought this genre to such a lofty peak that no one after him could, Pourmarjan noted.
Hamlet Isakhanli, founder of Khazar University, who also attended the conference, said that Nizami is a great scholar who excelled in philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy.
Literary scholars from Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Egypt, Bangladesh, Russia, India, Ukraine, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, and Lebanon attended the conference.
The conferences revolved around a number of overarching themes; to begin with, and operating as an important and major theme in this regard, academics sent their work and research on the translations of Nizami Ganjavi’s works in other languages, wrote khazar.org.
Another broad strand concerned different world civilizations as manifested in Nizami’s works. Yet another broad theme for the conference dealt with the historical and geographical cosmology of the world in Nizami Ganjavi’s literary legacy.
In this spirit, any works dealing with the cultural, historical, linguistic, literary, stylistic, and translatological aspects in Nizami’s work were also discussed.
Nizami (1141-1209 CE), who was born in Ganja, Republic of Azerbaijan, made an invaluable contribution to the history of not only Persian poetry, but also world literature.
He is mostly known for ‘Khamseh,’ two copies of which are kept in Iran, and was inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register List in 2011.