Cambridge Literary Festival: Tales by Rumi: A Pardekhani Experience

Friday 13 April 2018
Cambridge Union Library
Long, long ago in Persia, storytellers (pardekhans) travelled the empire with illustrations painted on to a large canvas (parde).

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As they travelled from town to town, they would display their canvas before the crowd and narrate their story. Come and experience the ancient storytelling practice of pardekhani with award-winning Alia Alzougbi and discover the ancient tales of the 13th-century Persian poet, scholar and Sufi mystic, Rumi. 

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60 minutes