“The street has been named after the book to celebrate this magnum opus,” Sabzevar City Council spokesman Masud Pasandideh told the Persian service of ISNA.

The writer was born in the Dowlatabad Village of Sabzevar in 1940. Self-educated and forced to work from childhood, Dowlatabadi spent part of his younger adult years as a stage actor in Tehran.

His monumental 3,000-page saga Kelidar narrates the lives of Kurdish tribes and peasants from a poverty-stricken village in Khorasan Province during the mid-1940s.

Desert Strata, The Trip, The Legend of Baba Sobhan, The Cowherd, Aqil, Man and Missing Soluch are among Dowlatabadi’s noteworthy credits.

Kelidar is the name of a mountain situated in proximity to the cities of Sabzevar, Neyshabur and Quchan.

Source: Tehran Times