Bahram and the Tale of Seven Domes
Writer: Zahra Nematollahi
Illustrator: Narges Mohammadi
Published in | 40 pages
This book is inspired by “The Seven Portraits” fable by Nizami Ganjavi the Iranian poet and storyteller. “Seven Portraits” is the story of “Bahram the Onager”; a king who is partial to hunting onagers. Followed by a dream coming true, he marries seven princesses of seven lands and erects each of them a palace with a dome of a different color. Each night, one of the brides treats him with a sweet cautionary tale. After these seven nights, Bahram goes hunting in search of an onager and disappears.
“Bahram and the tale of seven domes”, narrates the story of Bahram’s return after ages. This time, each lady of the seven domes confides an endangered animal to king Bahram to protect and look after them.
The author delicately mingles the literary legacy and current environmental issues by contrasting the ancient majestic hobby of hunting and the crisis of the endangered species.
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