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  • ḴAṬṬ-E FĀRSI

    Cross-reference

    See IRAN vi. IRANIAN LANGUAGES AND SCRIPTS. (3) WRITING SYSTEMS.

  • ḴAṬṬ-E MIḴI

    Cross-reference

    See CUNEIFORM SCRIPT.

  • ḴAṬṬĀBIYA

    Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi

    an extremist Shiʿite sect named after Abu’l-Ḵaṭṭāb al-Asadi (killed ca. 755) who for some time was an authorized representative of Imam Jaʿfar al-Ṣādeq (d. ca. 765) in Kufa.

  • ḴATTĀʾI, ʿALI-AKBAR

    Cross-reference

    See ḴETTĀʾI, ʿALI-AKBAR (pending).

  • KATTĀN

    Cross-reference

    See LINEN (pending).

  • ḴAṬṬĀTI

    Cross-reference

    See CALLIGRAPHY.

  • ḴĀTUN

    C. Edmund Bosworth

    a title of high-born women in the pre-modern Turkish and Persian worlds.

  • ḴĀTUNĀBĀDI, MIR ʿABD-AL-ḤOSAYN

    Kioumars Ghereghlou

    (1630-94), Persian historian and author of the chronicle Waqāyeʿ al-senin wa’l-aʿwām.

  • ḴĀTUNI, ABU ṬĀHER

    cross-reference

    See ABU ṬĀHER ḴĀTUNI.

  • KĀVA

    Mahmud Omidsalar

    the name of a heroic blacksmith in the Šāhnāma who rebels against the tyrant Żaḥḥāk and helps Ferēdun wrest the kingdom from him.

  • KĀVA NEWSPAPER

    Iraj Afšār

    In this period, Germany, with no apparent interests in Iran, was favored by nationalist Iranians, who believed that it was the one that could free Iran from the political and economic domination of Great Britain and Russia.  The name of the paper recalled Kāva, the legendary hero who rose against Żaḥḥāk, the bloodthirsty tyrant.

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  • ḴĀVARĀN-NĀMA

    Multiple Authors

    a Persian religious epic poem composed by Ebn Ḥosām Ḵᵛāfi or Ḵusfi.

  • ḴĀVARĀN-NĀMA i. The Epic Poem

    Julia Rubanovich

    (ḴĀVAR-NĀMA) a Persian religious epic poem composed by Ebn Ḥosām Ḵᵛāfi or Ḵusfi.

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  • ḴĀVARĀN-NĀMA ii. The Illustrated Manuscripts

    Raya Shani

    illustrated manuscripts of Ḵāvarān-nāma from Iran, Turkey, and India

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  • ḴĀVARI KĀŠĀNI

    Mehrdad Amanat

    preacher, poet, journalist, and constitutional activist. Ḵāvari learned the fundamentals of traditional learning from his preacher father, Sayyed Hāšem Wāʿeẓ.

  • KAVI

    cross-reference

    See KAYĀNIĀN.

  • ḴĀVIĀR

    Cross-reference

    See CAVIAR.

  • KAVIR

    Cross-Reference

    Persian word meaning "desert." See DESERT.

  • KĀVUS

    Cross-reference

    See KAYĀNIĀN.

  • KAWĀD I

    Nikolaus Schindel

    Sasanian king, son of Pērōz I. This entry is divided into two sections:  i. Reign. ii. Coinage.