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Ottoman miniature

Freak Out

Necla Rüzgar looks at the striking similarities between the vibrant world of Persian and Turkish miniatures and Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin’s idea of the carnival

Nasereddin Shah

The King

Dreams, decrepitude, and despotism – Amir-Hussein Radjy examines Iranian-Dutch writer Kader Abdolah’s latest novel about the legendary Iranian monarch Nasereddin Shah