DONYĀ-YE EMRŪZ (Today’s world), name of a weekly magazine published in Tehran and two weekly newspapers founded in Qazvīn and Isfahan respectively.

1. A cultural weekly was published in Tehran from 26 Ṯawr 1301/16 May 1922 until mid-Asad (7 August) of that year. The licensee (ṣāḥeb-e emtīāz) and editor of the magazine was H. Bāḏīl, and the staff included Ḡolām-Reżā Rašīd Yāsemī and ʿAlī-Aṣḡar Ḥekmat. The journal was ordinarily printed at the Majles printing press, in thirty-two double-column pages, measuring 19.5 by 27.5 cm. It included illustrations and a few advertisements. A three-month subscription cost 15 qerāns in Persia and 20 qerāns abroad; a single issue sold for 30 šāhīs. Incomplete collections of this magazine are preserved in the Majles library, Tehran, and the central library of the University of Tehran.

2. In Qazvīn a weekly newspaper entitled Donyā-ye emrūz was published from Mehr 1303 Š./September-October 1924 to Ordībehešt 1304 Š./April-May 1925. The licensee and editor-in-chief was Sayyed Ḥosayn Tonokābonī, and the editor was Ḡolām-Ḥosayn Šams. The newspaper was focused on local news and matters of religious interest. No extant issue has been found in any public library.

3. In Isfahan Donyā-ye emrūz was focused on news and politics; established as a weekly, it was published somewhat irregularly, beginning in 1323 Š./1944; from Mehr 1324 Š./September-October 1945 to Mordād 1332 Š./July-August 1953 it was published in Tehran and was considered favorable to the Tudeh party (see COMMUNISM ii). Its licensee and editor-in-chief was Ḥosayn Faršīd (Elwell-Sutton, p. 87). Copies are available in the Persian national library, the central library of Tehran University, and the library of Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.



(For abbreviations found here, see (“Short References.”) L. P. Elwell-Sutton, “The Iranian Press, 1941-1947,” Iran 6, 1968, pp. 65-104.

K. Ḵodāparast and F. Ḵoršīdī, Fehrest-e rūz-nāmahā-ye mawjūd dar ketāb-ḵāna-ye mellī-e Īrān II, Tehran, 1363 Š./1984, p. 330.

R. Mach and R. D. McChesney, “A List of Persian Serials in the Princeton University Library,” Princeton, N.J., 1971, unpublished.

“Registre analytique annoté de la presse persane (depuis la guerre),” RMM 60, 1925, p. 56.

W. M. Ṣādeqī-nasab, Fehrest-e rūz-nāmahā-ye fārsī (1320-1332 Š.), Tehran, 1360 Š./1981, p. 89.

Ṣadr Ḥāšemī, Jarāyed o majallāt II, pp. 296-97.

M. Solṭānī, Fehrest-e majallahā-ye fārsī az ebtedā tā sāl-e 1320, Tehran, 1356 Š./1977, pp. 57-58 .

(Nassereddin Parvin)

Originally Published: December 15, 1995

Last Updated: November 29, 2011

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