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  • BAHĀRESTĀN (1)

    G. M. Wickens

    (Spring garden, Abode of spring), an anecdotal and moralistic work of belles-lettres in prose (both plain and rhythmic-rhyming) and verse, by ʿAbd-al-Raḥmān Jāmī, composed in the poet’s old age, in 1487.

  • BAHĀRESTĀN (2)

    ʿA.-A. Saʿīdī Sīrjānī

    the name of a garden, public square, and complex of buildings in central Tehran.

  • BAHĀRESTĀN-E ḠAYBĪ

    I. H. Siddiqui

    a detailed history in Persian of Bengal and Orissa for the period 1608-24 composed by Mīrzā Nathan ʿAlāʾ-al-Dīn Eṣfahānī.

  • BAHĀRI

    Mortażā Varzi

    , (ʿALI-) AṢḠAR (1905-1995) master of the kamānča (long-necked bowed lute).

  • BAHĀRLŪ

    P. Oberling

    a Turkic tribe of Azerbaijan, Khorasan, Kermān, and Fārs.  

  • BAHĀRVAND

    P. Oberling

    a Lur tribe now living mostly in the dehestāns (districts) of Kargāh and Bālā Garīva, south and southwest of Ḵorramābād.  

  • BAHDĪNĀN

    A. Hassanpour

    (Kurdish Bādīnān), name of a Kurdish region, river, dialect group, and amirate.  

  • BAḤĪRĪ FAMILY

    R. W. Bulliet

    a major Shafiʿite family of Nishapur in the eleventh century.  

  • BAHMAʾĪ

    P. Oberling

    a Lur tribe of the Kohgīlūya (Kūh[-e] Gīlūya).  

  • BAHMAN (1)

    J. Narten, Ph. Gignoux

    the New Persian name of the Avestan Vohu Manah (Good Thought) and Pahlavi Wahman.

  • BAHMAN (2) SON OF ESFANDĪĀR

    Dj. Khaleghi-Motlagh

    son of ESFANDĪĀR, a Kayanian king of Iran in the national epic.  

  • BAHMAN (3)

    cross-reference

    author of Qeṣṣa-ye Sanjān.

  • BAHMAN (4)

    cross-reference

    “avalanche." See BARF.

  • BAHMAN JĀDŪYA

    M. Morony

    (or Jāḏōē), Sasanian general engaged in the defense of the Sawād of ʿErāq during the Muslim conquest in the 630s.  

  • BAHMAN MĪRZĀ

    ʿA. Navāʾī

    (d. 1883-84), the fourth son of ʿAbbās Mīrzā and brother of Moḥammad Shah (r. 1834-48). Throughout his relatively long exile, he enjoyed the protection and support of the Czarist government.

  • BAHMAN MĪRZĀ BAHĀʾ-AL-DAWLA

    ʿA. Navāʾī

    37th son of Fatḥ-ʿAlī Shah, born 1811 of Golbadan Bājī, originally a (Georgian?) slave girl of Fatḥ-ʿAlī Shah’s mother Mahd-e ʿOlyā. His diary contains notes on Qajar history.

  • BAHMAN YAŠT

    W. Sundermann

    Middle Persian apocalyptical text preserved in  Pahlavi script, a Pāzand (i.e., Middle Persian in Avestan script) transliteration, and a garbled New Persian translation.

  • BAHMAN-ARDAŠĪR

    M. Morony

    (or Forāt Maysān), ancient and medieval town and subdistrict in Maysān in lower Iraq. The town of Forāt is known from the first century A.D. as a fortified terminus for caravan trade on the left bank of the lower Tigris, eleven or twelve miles downstream from Charax.

  • BAHMAN-NĀMA

    W. L. Hanaway, Jr.

    epic poem in Persian of about 9,500 lines recounting the adventures of Bahman son of Esfandīār.

  • BAHMANAGĀN

    cross-reference

    See BAHMANJANA.