Tandis Tanavoli & Dr. AmirHossein Mahoozi
The God of Rakhsh, Resurrecting the Vow

The God of Rakhsh, Resurrecting the Vow

What can we learn from the Book of Kings: Shahnameh? A country’s literature is where its identity and spirit are encapsulated. That couldn’t be truer where Iran is concerned. Sometimes the folds of time seek to swallow up certain aspects of a culture and people, but just one conscientious person stops time in its tracks. The literary masterpiece that sought to safeguard the Persian language and took its devoted writer three decades to write, is what art director Tandis Tanavoli and Persian literature expert Dr. Amir-Hussein Mahoozi talked about on their duet talk.

Amir-Hossein Mahoozi was born in 1970 in Tehran, Iran. He obtained his medical degree from Iran University of Medical Sciences in 1996, then embarked on his main passion, Persian literature with a PhD from Tehran University in 2008. He is currently a professor of Persian literature and a faculty member of Payam-e Nour University since 2008. His master’s was focused on the Shahnameh and he concentrates on the psychological analysis of mythological concepts in this epic masterpiece. Amir-Hossein is a main member of an organization called Khorshid, that targets to revive multiple aspects of culture, in particular; history, mythology and literature. He has been the main organizer of three international conferences on Rumi, Ferdowsi and soon Hafez.