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  • DARBĀR -E AʿẒAM

    Guity Nashat

    lit., “the great court”; a council of ministers established in October 1872 as one of several experiments undertaken in the reign of Nāṣer-al-Dīn Shah (1848-96) to reorganize and rationalize the Persian administration on the model of Western cabinet government.

  • DĀRČĪNĪ

    Hūšang Aʿlam

    lit., “Chinese tree/wood."

  • D'ARCY, JOSEPH

    Kambiz Eslami

    (Pers. “Mester Bārūt,” “Qūlūnel Khan,” “Qonsūl Khan”; b. Portsmouth, England, 14 March 1780, d. Lymington, England, 17 February 1848), major (later lieutenant colonel) in the British Royal Artillery who arrived in Persia in 1226/1811 with the ambassador Sir Gore Ouseley; he was one of a group of British officers and enlisted men who were to reform and equip the Persian army.

  • D'ARCY, WILLIAM KNOX

    Fuad Rouhani

    (b. Newton Abbot, Devonshire, England, 11 October 1849, d. Stanmore, Middlesex, England, 1 May 1917), petroleum entrepreneur and founder of the oil industry in Persia and the Middle East.

  • DARD, ḴᵛĀJA MĪR

    Annemarie Schimmel

    (b. Delhi, 13 September 1721; d. 11 January 1785), poet and author of prose works on mystical theology.

  • DARDESTĀN

    NIGEL J. R. ALLAN, D. I. EDEL’MAN

    The toponym Dardestān is a social and political construct. Its currency toward the end of the 19th century in many ways reflected an attempt by supporters of imperial India to link the Indian northwestern frontier tracts to Kashmir, with which the British had treaties.

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  • DĀREMĪ, ABŪ SAʿĪD ʿOṮMĀN

    Josef van Ess

    b. Saʿīd b. Ḵāled SEJESTĀNĪ, Persian traditionist and jurist (b. ca. 816, d. February 894).

  • DARGĀHĪ, MOḤAMMAD

    Bāqer ʿĀqelī

    (b. Zanjān, 1899, d. Tehran, 1952), first chief of the state police under Reżā Shah.

  • DARGĀHQOLĪ KHAN ḎU’L-QADR

    M. Saleem Akhtar

    also known as Moʿtaman-al-Dawla Moʿtaman-al-Molk Sālār-Jang Ḵān-e Dawrān Nawwāb (b. Sangamnēr, Deccan, 1710, d. Awrangābād, 22 October 1766), Persian official at Hyderabad and Awrangābād, best known for his description of Delhi.

  • DARGAZĪNĪ

    C. Edmund Bosworth

    nesba (attributive name) for Dargazīn (or Darjazīn), borne by several viziers of the Great Saljuqs in the 12th century.