Sir John Malcolm’s “Sketches of Persia” published in Persian 

October 21, 2018

TEHRAN – British diplomat Sir John Malcolm’s “Sketches of Persia” has recently been published in Persian in Tehran.

Qoqnus is the publisher of the book translated by Shahla Tahmasb from a copy published by the Cambridge University Press in 2011.

Sir John Malcolm (1769–1833) was a British soldier, diplomat, linguist and historian. He was born in Scotland, and, through an uncle, secured a position in the East India Company. He became interested in foreign languages, became fluent in Persian and, over the years, served as an interpreter and British envoy to Persia in various capacities.

Malcolm wrote a number of books while living in Persia and during several extended stays in England, including “Sketch of the Political History of India”, “Sketch of the Sikhs”, and his most famous work, “The History of Persia: From the Most Early Period to the Present Time” published in 1815.

Photo: Front cover of the Persian version of “Sketches of Persia”.


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