Date and Time: Tuesday 17th November 2015 at 6.30pm
Location: Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD 
This program would focus on two Persian manuscripts held at the Royal Asiatic Society in London, Khamsa (Quintet) or Panj Ganj (Five Treasuries) by Nezami (1140- 1209). During this evening program, we would highlight the importance of Iskandar-nama, the last chapter of Khamsa where Nezami uses the protagonist Iskandar the Great to portray the social, political and cultural context of that era. This program sheds a new light onto the relation between politics and philosophy in the Islamic history of Iran, while questioning the representation of historical events/narratives in the visual and literary material of the above pieces. click here for more details: An Evening with Nizami-17th Nov