A message to Rostam on
The Tragedy of Rostam and
By: A Five Years Old Boy
Many years ago there was a little lovely boy in a Persian family, living in Isfahan, so-called Half
The World. He was a five years old one and his name was NIMA.
Little Nima had heard some of the anciant Persian epic narratives from his father Jalil and among
them had a special attitude and a deep desire towards The Tragedy of Rostam and Sohrab.
One day his father find Nima busy with his toys and meanwile humming some thing like a
comment on Rostam and Sohrab, addressed to Rostam. He wrote his speech and kept it.
The following pages are the exact text of that speech, first in Persian and then in its
transliterated version into Latin script.
Nowadays Nima Doostkhah is a twenty years old young man, living in Brisbane (Australia). His
parents and the whole family are hopeful that he will be a succssful and lucky man during his