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  • JAZĀʾERI, NEʿMAT-ALLĀH ŠOŠTARI

    Forthcoming

    NEʿMAT-ALLĀH ŠOŠTARI JAZĀʾERI will be discussed in a future online entry.

  • JAZI, ʿABBĀS

    Habib Borjian

    , DARVIŠ (1847-1905), poet in the dialect of Gaz, an oasis north of Isfahan.

  • JAZIRI

    Joyce Blau

    , SHAIKH AḤMAD, or Malâ-ye Jizrî, early Kurdish poet.

  • JAŽN-Ā JAMĀʿIYA

    Khalil Jindy Rashow

    (Feast of the Assembly), the great communal festival of the Yazidis.

  • JEBĀL

    C. Edmund Bosworth

    in Arabic, the plural of jabal “mountain,” a geographical term used in early Islamic times for the western part of Persia, roughly corresponding to ancient Media (Ar. māh).

  • JEBHE-YE MELLI

    cross-reference

    See NATIONAL FRONT.

  • JEBRIL B. ʿOBAYD-ALLĀH

    cross-reference

    See BOḴTIŠUʿ.

  • JEH

    Albert de Jong

    name of a female demon in a small number of Zoroastrian Middle Persian texts. The name of Jeh is commonly, but with little justification, translated as “whore.”

  • JEJEEBHOY, JAMSETJEE

    Jesse S. Palsetia

    , Sir (1783-1859), Parsi businessman and philanthropist. He was a product of the age of partnership and commercial collaboration begun with the introduction of European imperialism in Asia in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The consignment of Indian opium to East Asia constituted his major business enterprise. His charitable projects and loyalty to the British garnered him honors and public acclaim.

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  • JELD

    cross-reference

    See BOOKBINDING 1BOOKBINDING 2.