NM Certificate Courses

NM Certificate Courses

Theme: Introduction to Persian Language, Literature & Art

Objectives of the course: The course would be an introduction to the Persian language; literature and the development of Indo-Persian Historiography and Literature. This would be based on three broad classifications, including; Indo-Persian Literature during Delhi Sultanate, Indo-Persian Literature during the Great Mughals and Indo-Persian Literature during the Later Mughals.

Learning outcomes: During the course, participants (those who are learning Persian for the first time) will learn Persian alphabets, basic reading and writing skills. Also, the course is intended to create interest among participants regarding Persian manuscripts, inscriptions and calligraphy which may be the precursors of larger understanding of the same at later stages.

Course conducted by: S Naqi Abbas (Kaify) is a well-known scholar of Indo-Persian Studies. He is a Consultant for Persian Manuscripts at the National Museum, New Delhi. He is specialized in Persian Manuscriptology, Biographies of Poets (tadhkira), Cataloguing & Indexing, and Persian Calligraphy. A distinguished author and the Editor-in-Chief of Naqd-O-Taḥqīq, Dr. Naqi is the first Tagore National Scholar in the field of Indo-Persian Studies.

Duration of Course: 5 Days (25 October 2021 to 29th October 2021)

Timings: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Minimum Eligibility Criteria: 20 years and above can apply for the course.

Total number of seats: 35 only

Certificates: Certificate would be given against 100 percent attendance only.

Course fee:

Students (Pursuing)

Rs. 1000/-

National Museum Volunteers

Rs. 500/-




Rs. 2000/-

 Medium: All sessions will be conducted online.

Course outline

Sl.  No.



History of Indo-Persian Literature


Learning Persian 1 – Alphabets and basic vocabulary


Learning Persian 2 - Reading and Writing


Learning Persian 3 – Reading, Writing and basic conversation


An Introduction to Persian Calligraphy

 Please email your complete application form with the payment details at: educationnationalmuseum@gmail.com

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Last date for submission of applications: October 5th October 2021, 5:00 pm 


Team National Museum will share the payment details only when your seat is confirmed.



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