The identity of Persia’s rich heritage emerged as a culture rich in traditions, celebrations, arts, architecture, scholarship, philosophy, and innovation. These gifts continue to impact the global community in significant ways. This vital heritage is kept alive by today’s globally recognized stewards who are committed to the practice and preservation of Persia’s cultural identity.
Here we have begun a collection of articles which honor the ancient scholars, artists, seekers and everyday people who made enduring contributions to the identity of this influential heritage. The collection also celebrates the current day stewards who illuminate the ancient traditions, talents and determination to a global audience ensuring this rich heritage is not lost or forgotten.