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A language of the Indo-Aryan family. Many of its numerous distinctive features may be attributed to the isolated position in the lower Indus valley of Sindh.
the first Persian magazine entirely devoted to cinematography (1930).
10th-century polymath known best for his work as a grammarian.
Indo-Muslim physician and one of the main Persian authors of works on medical subjects in India in the 17th century.
the mother of Darius III and of Stateira (2), perhaps also of Oxyathres; captured in the Persian base camp after the battle of Issus along with other members of the immediate royal family.
C. E. Bosworth
It was during the governorship in Khorasan of ʿAbdallāh b. ʿĀmer for the caliph ʿOṯmān that the Arabs first appeared in Sistān, when in 31/652 Zarang surrendered peacefully, although Bost resisted fiercely.
(1571-after 1627), Persian historian, poet, and bureaucrat whose works include a local history of Sistān, a biographical dictionary of poets, and two maṯnawis.
Carlo G. Cereti
a Middle Persian Zoroastrian text written by Mardānfarrox son of Ohrmazddād in the ninth century.
See BARDA and BARDA-DĀRI.
distinguished Armenian prince and head of the Bagratid house at the turn of the 6th to the 7th century.