Thursday, November 08, 2007

Who Is Rumi?

By Andy Markowitz - Prague Daily Monitor - Prague, Czech Republic
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Who is Rumi? A 13th-century Persian mystic. An esteemed jurist and theologian. Inspiration for the ancient Mevlevi Order of whirling dervishes. And, at the moment, just about the world's most popular poet.

Rediscovered in recent decades, Rumi's teachings on life and love have inspired scholarship, symphonies, seminars and best-selling books.

As UNESCO marks the International Year of Rumi (he was born in 1207), Prague gets a taste this week with the Rumi Alive Festival, featuring conferences, dance workshops and concerts, and the European premiere of the US documentary Rumi Returning.

(8-11 November, various venues)

2 comments:

irving said...

I just read a really lovely and well written novel on the life of Rumi and his meeting with Shams called The Way of Love by Nigel Watts. You should pick up a copy, which is very inexpensive on Amazon :)

Ya Haqq!

Marina Montanaro said...

Thank you, i most certainly will.

Ya Allah!

mus/Marina

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Who Is Rumi?
By Andy Markowitz - Prague Daily Monitor - Prague, Czech Republic
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Who is Rumi? A 13th-century Persian mystic. An esteemed jurist and theologian. Inspiration for the ancient Mevlevi Order of whirling dervishes. And, at the moment, just about the world's most popular poet.

Rediscovered in recent decades, Rumi's teachings on life and love have inspired scholarship, symphonies, seminars and best-selling books.

As UNESCO marks the International Year of Rumi (he was born in 1207), Prague gets a taste this week with the Rumi Alive Festival, featuring conferences, dance workshops and concerts, and the European premiere of the US documentary Rumi Returning.

(8-11 November, various venues)

2 comments:

irving said...

I just read a really lovely and well written novel on the life of Rumi and his meeting with Shams called The Way of Love by Nigel Watts. You should pick up a copy, which is very inexpensive on Amazon :)

Ya Haqq!

Marina Montanaro said...

Thank you, i most certainly will.

Ya Allah!

mus/Marina