I thought I would share the following great references for all Persian literature lovers, whether novice or expert.
Here's where you can access Hakim Abol Qasem Ferdowsi's Shahnameh online: //shahnameh.recent.ir/ . This is a little more straight forward and easier to access than the Shahnameh Study Society's website: //www.shahnameh.com/Epic/index.html . Many of you know that Shahnameh is a very big and voluminous book and it is really useful to be able to access it online. Of course nothing beats holding a Shahnameh in your hands or having one in your library! But this is really good for quick research and lookups.
Another great online reference to know about is Ali Akbar Dehkhoda's 15-volume Loghatnameh (alternatively called Dehkhoda Dictionary or Dehkhoda Encyclopedia in English). This is a great resource for looking up Farsi words and for locating expressions and idioms. Take a look: //www.loghatnaameh.com/ . The really cool thing about this link is that you don't need a Farsi keyboard to search in this website. There is a little Farsi keyboard in the Search area which you can use.
I hope this is helpful. Enjoy and if you find cool things like these, please do share! Alternatively, leave me a piece of Persian poetry here if you like! Every day can be the day we celebrate our literature, so join in the celebration and party along with me!
فارسی را پاس بداریم!
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