Title: Maziar

Author: Sadegh Hedayat

Publisher: Forbidden

Subject: Persian short stories

Age category: Adult

Cover: Paperback

Number of pages: 122 p

Language: Farsi

Categories: ,


Maziar by Sadegh Hedayat is the name of a play written by Sadegh Hedayat in the year 1312, equivalent to 1339 AD. Maziar’s play is about Maziar’s uprising against the Abbasid caliphate, which has been included in the play on this theme.

The structure of this play is nationalistic, poetic and tragic in 3 paintings or scenes.
At the same time, there were uprisings against the domination and influence of the Arabs, one of which was the uprising of Maziar. Hussein confesses to him by getting drunk and throws him in a prison in the capital, but one of his friends who sees him in this situation tries to escape him, but when Maziar escapes, he encounters his lover because he did not fall into the hands of the Arabs. He poisons himself and dies in the arms of Yarash, and this causes Maziar to refrain from fleeing and despairing of …………….

About the author of the book; Sadegh Hedayat
Sadegh Hedayat was born in February 2012 in Tehran. His family was educated and worked in the public sector. As a child, he went to the seminary in Tehran and spent his high school years at the Dar al-Fonun, but dropped out due to illness. After a while, he went to a French school called Sanlui, where he became acquainted with world literature and the French language. At this school he became interested in the supernatural and the science of philosophy. He was always interested in writing.

Hedayat wrote the book “Man and Animal” in high school. He was very fond of animals and suffered greatly from being persecuted by other people, and turned to a vegetarian diet to minimize these harms. He went to Belgium with a group of students as the first to be sent to study in Europe, where he chose to study pure mathematics.
Due to Belgium’s poor educational conditions and his great interest in leading France, he tried to move to Paris and moved there in 1905. He later published The Benefits of Vegetarianism in Berlin. Hedayat committed suicide while in Paris, but was rescued by the boat’s occupants. The reasons for this were not specified and he did not explain his suicide, but his relatives considered the emotional problems as the cause of this act.

The plays “Parvin Dokhtar Sasan”, “Alive to the Grave” and the short story “Madeleine” were written during the period when she committed suicide, and these works well show the black image of life guidance. He left his studies in architecture unfinished and returned to Tehran to work as an employee. In Tehran, he met famous figures such as Massoud Farzad, Bozorg Alavi and Mojtaba Minavi, and they formed a group called “Rabeh”.
He was banned from writing in 1314 because he wrote the book “Vahagh Sahab”. During the Prohibition period, he decided to accept the invitation of Shin Parto, an Iranian poet and writer, to travel to India. Hedayat published the novel “The Blind Owl”, which he had previously written in Paris, in India and sent it to “Mojtaba Minavi” and “Jamalzadeh”, and at the end he mentioned that the publication of this book is prohibited in Iran. The intense financial pressure that plagued Hedayat during this period led him to write humor. His humor was bitter, and showed the pains and sufferings that had put Hedayat in a tight spot.

Hedayat returned to Iran a few years later and continued his work at Bank Melli, after which he was hired by the Ministry of Culture. The end of the Second World War was so influential in the works of this author that we see many criticisms of social conditions in his works. The long story of “Hajia Agha” is the short story of “Water of Life” and the collection of “Velangari” and the translation of “Kafka” works are among the works of Hedayat after the end of the Second World War. Sadegh Hedayat went to France again in 1326 and on April 10, 1931, he burned all his works and committed suicide.

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