Cultural Evening at the occasion of the 900th anniversary of achievements of Mahsati Ganjavi, poetess

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Mahsati Ganjavi, poetess (12th century)

- Concert of traditional Azerbaijani music and songs;
- Poetry Reading;
- Exhibition of works by Mahsati Ganjavi and biographical publications.
Mahsati Ganjavi was a 12th century poet, born in Ganje, Azerbaijan. She received an education closely acquainted with Eastern literature and music.
Mahsati Ganjavi was a famous rubai writer recognized not only in her epoch but much later also. Her most productive period of creation was spent in the palace of Sultan Mahmud Seldjuk and that of his uncle Sanjar Seldjuk. Mahsati Ganjavi wrote rubai and the love plot holds the main place in her creations. The rubais are marked out by their worldliness, humanism, epicurism and optimism. Mahsati Ganjavi describes love as a fragile natural feeling which makes a man's fame higher. The poetess protested against religious prejudices, hypocrisy, conservatism and protected a man’s moral freedom. Her poems reflected the people’s, especially women’s, romantic dreams of a free and happy life.

By invitation, limited seating capacity:,
01 45 68 28 77 or 01 45 68 2 8 79


Type of Event Special Event
Start 16.05.2013 17:30 local time
End 16.05.2013 19:30 local time
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Focal point BPI
Organizer Permanent Delegation of Azerbaijan to UNESCO / Délégation permanente de l'Azerbaïdjan auprès de l'UNESCO
Contact, 01 45 68 28 77 or 01 45 68 2 8 79
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters - Siège de l'UNESCO
Street 125, avenue de Suffren
Room Room I
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