A Thousand Splendid Suns


Title: A Thousand Bright Suns

Author: Khalid Hosseini

Translator: Mohammad Reza Kamali

Publisher: Alves

Subject: Afghanistan novel

Age category: Adult

Language: Farsi

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Introducing the book A Thousand Splendid Suns  by Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns is written by Khaled Hosseini. The book was published in 2007 in the United States. For Two Weeks, A Thousand Splendid Suns  was the best-selling American book of all time.

The book of A Thousand Splendid Suns
Women make up half of the world’s population. But despite the day-to-day efforts of women’s rights activists, many countries with patriarchy still do much harm to women. From the lap of women come men. But these same men portray women as weak and the second sex. Eventually this taboo will be broken all over the world and freedom and equality will be achieved for all women.

A Thousand Splendid Suns ”
This book is a gift from the author to his two children and all the affected women of Afghanistan. In all of Khalid Hosseini’s works, especially the book Hezar Khorshid Taban, his interest in his homeland, Afghanistan, can be seen. This book deals with many topics. But she has a more feminine look than her other works. According to the author Khaled Hosseini, the name of this book is taken from a poem by Saeb Tabrizi.

“Blessed are the ten houses of Kabul and the lap of the people of Kahsaran who nail their veins to the veins of every itch
Who knows the account of the foggy? “Two hundred ‘Khorshidro’ fell on every foot of it”
The name of this book is taken from the phrase “two hundred suns”. The book “A Thousand Bright Suns” has been translated many times in Iran. The name of this book has been translated by some translators of “A Thousand Bright Suns” and “A Thousand Bright Suns”. This book was first translated in 2007 by Bita Kazemi as “Thousand Bright Suns” and by Mehdi Ghobraei in the same year as “Thousand Bright Suns”. This book tells its story in four chapters.

The story of the book Hezar Khorshid Taban is about the life of two women named Leila and Maryam. First, it briefly describes the life story of each of them. But in fact, the lives of these two women in the troubled country of Afghanistan are intertwined.

Maryam, when she was a little girl, you often heard the word “haram” from her mother. But in those years he never knew the meaning of the word. The grandmother, Mary’s mother, was a servant in a very large house and nobles. But the owner of the house was a greedy and greedy man. With absurd promises, he had trapped his grandmother in the mire of her playful desires. Jalil had three religious wives.
When his wives found out that Jalil was pregnant, they kicked her out of the house. Finally, Jalil told everyone that the woman had deceived him. Due to this great impatience, Nene and Maryam were forced to come to a small hut in a village near Herat. Jalil visits Maryam and her grandmother from time to time.

But no one was happy to know that Maryam was his daughter. The book Hezar Khorshid Taban, which tells the story of Leila and Maryam, refers to the painful lives of Afghan women. In this story, he has a very strong critique of the patriarchal society of this country.

About “Khaled Hosseini”, author of the book “A Thousand Bright Suns”
Khalid Hosseini was born on the fourth day of March 1965. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. The father was a Tajik writer and his mother a Pashtun. Khalid Hosseini traveled to Paris with his family in 1976 for his father’s work at the State Department.

In 1980, his father was ousted due to a communist coup in Afghanistan. For this reason, the Hosseini family was forced to move to the United States. They officially settled in San Jose the same year. He entered the university after settling.

Khalid Hosseini is a biology graduate of the University of Santa Clara. In addition, he graduated from San Diego Medical University in 1993 with a degree in medicine. He was one of those who worked to help the affected people. Khalid Hosseini was elected Goodwill Ambassador to Afghanistan by the United Nations in 2006. In addition, in 2007, he established the Khalid Hosseini Foundation with the help of the Afghan people.

Shohreh Khalid Hosseini was not only for helping people, but also for writing his stories and novels. Khalid Hosseini wrote his first novel, Kite, in 2001 while on an internship at a hospital. This book made his name known to all the people of the world. The book was officially published in the United States in 2003.
The kite book sold well in the United States and Europe. In addition, it became one of the three best-selling books of the year in the same year. The kite novel has been translated into forty-eight living languages ​​of the world so far. This book was also published as an audio book with the voice of Khaled Hosseini. In addition, a film of the same name was made in December 2007. The book Hezar Khorshid Taban is the second work of this author.

The book became the best-selling book in fiction in the United States for three consecutive weeks. Among the works of this author, we can mention the mountains, the prayer of the sea, the kite, the echo of the mountains, and so on. Khalid Hosseini is a true patriot. He has a special interest and attention to the people of his country.

Part of the book “A Thousand Bright Suns”
Tariq regularly suffered from headaches.

Some nights Leila woke up and saw him sitting on the edge of the bed, pulling on his shirt under his head, as well as pushing himself back and forth. He said the headaches started when they were in Bagh Nasir and later got worse in prison. Sometimes it was so severe that he vomited and temporarily lost the sight of one eye. It was as if a butcher’s knife had been inserted into his forehead, twisted into his brain, and pulled out on the other side.

“When the headache has just started. “I can taste metal in my mouth.”
Sometimes Leila would wet a cloth and put it on her forehead, which would relieve the pain a little. The small white pills that Dr. Saeed gave him were a little effective. But some nights the headache paralyzed him so much that he just sat and held his head and moaned. His eyes were bloodshot and his nose was watery. At such times, Leila would sit next to him, rubbing the back of his neck.

He was holding her hands and he could feel the coldness of Tariq’s wedding ring in the palm of his hand. They married the same day they arrived in Murray. When Tariq said that they were getting married. Saeed was relieved about this.
He did not want to disturb the stay of an unmarried couple in his hotel. Saeed’s appearance was not at all what Leila imagined. He had a plump face and eyes the size of a pea and a buckwheat mustache that twisted and sharpened their tips. He also had gray hair that combed back.

He was a polite, kind, and dignified man who spoke very thoughtfully. It was Saeed who pulled Tariq aside and gave him some money. Tariq did not accept, but Saeed forced him to do so. Then Tariq went to the bazaar and returned with two thin wedding rings. Saeed also brought a friend and a mullah to the wedding that night, and after the children went to sleep, the wedding ceremony began.

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