BOHLŪL, a weekly comic illustrated paper founded by Shaikh ʿAlī ʿErāqī in Tehran in early 1329/1911 and subsequently edited by Asad-Allāh Khan Pārsī and Shaikh Ḥasan. The paper’s editors were firm supporters of the Democrat Party, and each number contained cartoons and caricatures related to current events, as well as satirical poems and articles. Bohlūl enjoyed considerable popularity and was suppressed on a number of occasions. During 1302 Š./1923 it appeared for a time as a substitute for Āzādī.



Browne, Press and Poetry, p. 57.

Ṣadr Hāšemī, Jarāyed o majallāt II, pp. 36-38.

Āryanpūr, Az Ṣabā tā Nīmā, II, p. 111.

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Originally Published: December 15, 1989

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