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March 30th Session Start Point in the Zahhak Handout

by Alireza Borojerdi

Ba salaam,

Some of our new friends were wondering where we were in the Zahhak’s story. We will start at Page 45 of the handout: ” Dastan-e Fereidoon ba Vakeel-e Zahhak”. We will have a quick summary of the whole story before we begin reading from the handout.

I have attached the handout to this post for reference.



An interesting part deleted from Zahhak’s handout

by Alireza Borojerdi

Ba Salaam,

While reading the story of Zahhak in Shahnameh by Dr. Jalal Khaleghi Motlagh, I noticed that the attached part was deleted from the handout we used in our sessions. Although it is not related to the main theme of the story, I thought it might be interesting to know about Fereidoon learning magic and Fereidoon’s brothers trying to kill him. Please refer to Page 40 of the handout for the proper location of the insert. I have attached the deleted part from Shahnameh and the related “Notes on Shahnameh” by Dr. Jalal Khaleghi Motlagh. You can see how the “Yaddashtha …” books can be useful in understanding the text of Shahnameh.


Fereidoon’s Brothers

Next Shahnameh-Khani Session at Khaneh Iran

by Alireza Borojerdi

Salaam Doostan,

We have been talking to Iranian Association of Boston and Khaneh Iran Management and we agreed to have our sessions at 4th Sunday of each month at Khaneh Iran located at

17 Nichols Ave., Watertown, MA  02472.

Our next session will be from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Khaneh Iran. We will continue with the story of Zahhak and after finishing that, we will start the story of Rostam va Sohrab.

The handouts for these stories have been posted in the previous posts. For your convenience, they are added to this post as well.

Hope to see you all in about three weeks.


Rostam va Sohrab

Next Shahnameh Khani Session- Sunday Feb. 16th at 4:30 pm

by Alireza Borojerdi

Ba Salaam,

Just a reminder that our next session will be next Sunday, February 16th at 4:30 pm at the Brookhouse Function Hall. We will continue with the story of Zahhak.


More Info on Zahhak

by Alireza Borojerdi

Salaam Doostan,

More attachments about Zahhak from Dr. Monfared. We thank Dr. Monfared for finding these files and sending them to us.


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