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  • DARAFŠ -E KĀVĪĀN

    Cross-Reference

    See DERĀFŠ-E KĀVĪĀN.

  • DĀRĀʾĪ, WEZĀRAT

    Cross-Reference

    See FINANCE MINISTRY.

  • DARĀMAD

    Jean During

    lit., “introduction”; an episode in the course of a musical performance, the nature and length of which vary with the material introduced.

  • DARARIĀN, Vigen

    Morteżā Ḥoseyni Dehkordi

    (1929-2003) renowned pop singer and performer on the guitar.

  • DARĀZ-DAST

    Cross-Reference

    See DERĀZ-DAST; ARDAŠĪR; BAHMAN (2).

  • DARB -E EMĀM

    Parvīz Varjāvand

    large shrine complex in the old Sonbolestān quarter of Isfahan. The main structure, consisting of entrance portal (sar-dar), vestibule, and tomb, was built in 1453 and expanded and modified several times during the Safavid period.

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  • DARBĀ

    Cross-Reference

    See BĀR; COURTS AND COURTIERS.

  • DARBAND (1)

    Erich Kettenhofen

    (Ar. Bāb al-Abwāb), ancient city in Dāḡestān on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, located at the entrance to the narrow pass between the Caucasus foothills and the sea.

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  • DARBAND (2)

    Bernard Hourcade

    a former village in the summer resort (yeylāq) of Šamīrān, situated at an elevation of 1,700 m on the extreme northern edge of the capital, where the Alborz foothills begin.

  • DARBANDĪ, MULLA ĀQĀ

    Hamid Algar

    b. ʿĀbed b. Ramażān, commonly known as Fāżel Darbandī (d. Tehran, 1869-70), Shiʿite scholar and preacher of the Qajar period, renowned for his disputatious and irascible character.