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Roshangar Recommends... 7 - 20 October

Each week Roshangar would like to present the most captivating Persian-related stories and occurrences from around the web. This week we highlight stories about development projects in Afghanistan and different forms of Persian art around the world.


After eight years, the first school for girls in Deh’Subz now provides education to 600 students. - Global Citizen


In an effort to improve relations with India, Afghanistan will soon open a consulate in Hyderabad. - The Indian Express

An Afghan woman tells the story of how an attack on her university put her education plans on hold. - Associated Press


Despite this year’s large pomegranate crop, obstacles to international trade are threatening its potential. - Daily Mail


The Lazuli railway network will link Europe and Afghanistan to China. - Khaama Press

A new potable water project will provide water to more than 20,000 displaced persons in Herat Province. - ReliefWeb


Iranian photographer Laurence Rasti’s latest project sheds light on the plight of Iran’s gay refugees in Turkey. - It’s Nice That


Four maps explain Iran’s unique geopolitical position in the world and its role in the Middle East today. - Forbes

The Didor International Film Festival in Dushanbe, with the screening of six movies, is dedicating a special section to Iranian film. - Tehran Times

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize-winning memoir, Chronicles: Volume One, will be translated into Persian and published in Iran. - Tehran Times


Anne Marie Fleming’s animated film Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming is the coming-of-age story of mixed-race Canadian poet who travels to Iran in the wake of her mother’s death and father’s disappearance. - Variety

Despite a struggling Middle Eastern art market, Iranian art sales have maintained a strong showing. - The Telegraph

DJ Kasra V’s newest album combines techno with traditional Iranian themes while addressing Iran’s complex music scene. - FACT


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