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

When :

from Thursday 16 May, 2013
to Thursday 16 May, 2013

Type of event :

Специальное мероприятие

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters - Siège de l'UNESCO, 125, avenue de Suffren, 75007, Paris, France

Contact :, 01 45 68 28 77 or 01 45 68 2 8 79

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