TEHRAN, April 10 (Mehr News Agency) -- "Beyond Darkness,"
the memoirs written by the prominent Iranian vocalist Pari Zanganeh, was
unveiled during a ceremony on Tuesday.
Known as Pari Zanganeh, Iranian opera singer
Parirokh Shahyalani lost her sight in 1972 in a car accident and later on after
her blindness, recorded her memories in the book.
The ceremony was held by Bokhara Literary
Bimonthly at the magazine's office on April 9.
During the ceremony the editor-in-chief of the
bimonthly Ali Dehbashi, referring to Zanganeh's car accident in 1972 during
which she lost her sight, said that she did not become despondent after the
She proved that being blind or having any other
physical disability would not hamper a human being's activities and his or her
creativity, Dehbashi mentioned.
He mentioned Zanganeh's world-wide achievements in
traditional Persian music and also expressed appreciation for her achievements
in the methodical restoration of Iran's regional and folk songs.
"The most powerful personal motivation for writing
my memoirs in this book following my blindness is to acquaint Iranians with the
world of the blind and their problems," Zanganeh mentioned during the event.
She went on to say that she has confronted many
problems after that accident since she always wanted to prove that she is the
same person as before the accident and she has not changed.
"I do not intend to say that the car accident and my
blindness was a tragic event in my life. On the contrary, I want to say that I
have been more hopeful than before and have actually enjoyed talking about it,"
There are many active NGOs for blind people in Iran
that hold several educational classes for them but unfortunately, the blind
people's rights are not protected with the urbanization of Iranian cities, she
Born in 1939 in Kermanshah, Zanganeh learned to sing
from Samin Baghtcheban and she became a soprano singer. Afterwards, she traveled
to Italy to continue her music education. Although she lost her sight in an
accident in 1972, she completed her education in the field of operatic music.
She has performed pieces composed by many renowned
musicians, including Morteza Hananeh, Faramarz Paivar, Fereydun Shahbazian and
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