DĀNEŠKADA-YEEṢFAHĀN, a monthly literary journal and the organ of a society of the same name, published in two series in Isfahan by the poet and calligrapher Mirzā ʿAbbās Khan Dehkordi Šeydā (1299/1882-1328 Š./1949), who, in 1908, also published Baladiya-ye Eṣfahān (see Baladīya). The first series ran in seven issues from Dalw 1303/January-February 1925 until Jady 1304/December 1925-January 1926 and the second series in five issues from Tir 1313 Š./July 1934 until Farvardin 1314 Š./March-April 1935. Assistant managers of the paper were Moʿmenzāda and Abu’l-Ḥasan Qomi (1st series) and Moḥammad Khan Sepāhāni Šivā (2nd series), who is referred to as the chief editor (sar dabir). Dāneškada-ye Eṣfahān was devoted entirely to literature, especially poetry in the classical style, mostly composed by the members of the Anjoman-e Daneškada. The embellished prose of some of its articles show influences of the style of past masters. It was printed in forty single-column pages of 17.5 x 22 cm. It did not carry pictures or advertisements. An annual subscription cost thirty qerāns, twenty-five for students. Single issues of the second series cost three rials. Complete sets of Dāneškada-ye Eṣfahān are kept in the Central Library (Ketāb-ḵāna-ye markazi) of Tehran University and the Central Library of the University of Isfahan.



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Sayyed Moṣleḥ-al-Din Mahdawi, Taḏkera-ye šoʿarā-ye moʿāṣer-e Eṣfahān, Isfahan, 1334 Š./1955, pp. 291-94.

Ṣadr Hāšemi, Jarāʾed o majallāt II, pp. 272-75.

Sāsān Sepantā, “Anjomanhā-ye adabi-e Eṣfahān,” Āyanda 12/7-8, 1365 Š./1986, pp. 391-92, 394-95.

Moḥammad Siāsi, “Šeydā-ye Eṣfahāni,” Nāma-ye soḵanvarān-e Sepāhān 2, 1353 Š./1974, pp. 77-117.

Mortażā Solṭāni, Fehrest-e majallahā-ye fārsi az ebtedā tā sāl-e 1325 šamsi, Tehran, 1356 Š./1977, no. 89.

(N. Parvin)

Originally Published: July 20, 2002

Last Updated: July 20, 2002