Monday, January 1, 2007
A selection of sonnets by the eminent classical 14th century Persian poet, Khwajeh Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi were translated into Swedish.
A selection of 60 sonnets has recently been translated by Ashk Dahlén entitled "Urvalda Dikter av Shams al-din Hafez" by Rosengarden publications.
Ashk Peter Dahlén (b. 1972 in Tehran) is a researcher in Iranian Studies and translator of Persian literature into Swedish. He received his doctoral degree from Uppsala University in 2002 and his thesis Islamic Law, Epistemology and Modernity has been published by Routledge.
He is the author of several articles on Sufism and Persian literature and has translated classical Sufi authors such as Rumi, Hafez and Fakhruddin 'Iraqi into Swedish.
Being a well-known writer on perennial philosophy and representative of the Traditionalist school in Sweden, he has introduced the thought of Seyyed Hossein Nasr in this country.
Ashk Dahlén is at the present a researcher at the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities. He is a member of the Swedish Society for Religious Studies, The Swedish Writers’ Union and The Iranian Academy of Philosophy.