Eḥtešām-al-Salṭana’s three year service at this post coincided with his activities in the Anjoman-e maʿāref, a society of reform-minded individuals who viewed education as the solution to the nation’s ills and who worked to establish modern schools.
Rice farming is a marginal activity in arid regions where it is limited to a few areas with an adequate water supply: namely the lower Aras and Qezel Ozon valleys; the upper Isfahan oasis; some oases in Khorasan, Sīstān, and Baluchistan; parts of the alluvial plain of Ḵūzestān; the Marvdašt plain and other basins in Fārs.
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The most recent fascicle in the print edition of Encyclopædia Iranica appeared during the second quarter of 2013. This fascicle continues the development of letter “K” topics. It begins with the ancient KASSITES and ends with the beginning of titles with initial Ke-. Especially notable in this fascicle is the comprehensive survey of the Kayanid dynasty in the traditional history of Iran, as recorded in our sources both pre-Islamic and Islamic. This entry by Prof. P. O. Skjærvø, under the title KAYĀNIĀN, is now available at this website, along with all other entries in the fascicle.
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(1759-1841), physician, Indologist, and teacher of Persian and Urdu who pioneered the Western study and teaching of modern Indian languages in British India.
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