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Simin Daneshvar pens story about Imam Ali

TEHRAN, Oct. 5 (Mehr News Agency) -- Simin Daneshvar, the renowned Iranian novelist, fiction writer and literary translator has written a book about Imam Ali (AS).
"Go Tell the King" focuses on the oppression Ali (AS) suffered and his tolerance, Daneshvar told the Persian Service of ISNA, adding that the work is to be first published in the “Asr-e Panjshanbeh” magazine.
Simin Daneshvar was born in 1921 in Shiraz and studied Persian literature at the University of Tehran. She married the well-known Iranian novelist and short story writer Jalal Al-e Ahmad.
Daneshvar’s most successful work Savushun (The Mourners), a novel about settled and tribal life in and around her hometown of Shiraz, was published in 1969. She has also translated some of the works of Shaw, Chekhov, Hawthorn and Albe Schnitzler.
The 86-year-old writer was hospitalized in a Tehran hospital in July due to a respiratory infection and was discharged the next month. After her recovery she resumed her writing activities.

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