Colleagues Wanted: Nowruzgan


Nowruzgan (based in Tehran, Iran) defines a new understanding of broad international connections, beyond existing international boundaries. They are seeking colleagues to support and collaborate with them.

“In the northern hemisphere, in western Asia, in an area with Darband Mountains and the Jaxartes (Syr Darya) to its north, northern range of the Himalayas to its east, Indus River to its southeast, southern shores of the Oman Sea and the Persian Gulf to its south, and Euphrates River and the eastern coast of the Black Sea to its west, there lies a land which is divided between modern territories of Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Dagestan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sheikhdoms in the South Oman Sea and the South Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Eastern Turkey. It is also scattered in several geographical regions such as West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, and a part of the Middle East. People from this land are connected by a millennial culture, despite ethnic and linguistic differences and diversities. This culture’s best and most alive representative is Nowruz Festivity; thus, this land can be called “Nowruz Land.”

In the Nowruzgan network, organizers seek to address different aspects of Nowruz Land, including anything in connection with links between its peoples or their culture. Therefore, we have named the network ‘Nowruzgan’ (nawrūz-gān), attributing it to Nowruz.

Respecting the nations mentioned above and their laws, Nowruzgan does not belong to either of them; in other words, it concerns Iran and Afghanistan as much as it concerns Iraqi Kurdistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Pakistan.”

If you’re interested, contact Mahnam Najafi.

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