DOḴTARĀN-E ĪRĀN (lit., “Daughters of Iran”), a monthly variety magazine for girls published in Shiraz from 1 Mordād 1310 Š./23 July 1931 to Āḏar 1311 Š./November 1932. The publisher and editor was “Zand-doḵt Š¨īrāzī” (Faḵr-al-Molūk Zandpūr, 1327-71=1331 Š./1909-52), one of the pioneers in seeking women’s rights in Persia; she founded the Society for women’s revolution (Majmaʿ-e enqelāb-e neswān) and was the first woman in Shiraz in modern times to appear in public unveiled (Roknzāda Ādamīyat, pp. 665-66). The content was varied but generally concerned the life of women. A number of scholars and journalists in Tehran contributed to the magazine, including Ṣadīqa Dawlatābādī, Kāẓemzāda Īrānšahr, Saʿīd Nafīsī, and Rašīd Yāsamī; although the magazine was published for girls, the works of women and girls were rarely included in it.
The title page of Doḵtarān-e Īrān included an epigraph with illustrations of the Ayvān-e Kesrā at Ctesiphon, girls and women in Persian local costumes, an angel with wings spread, and Reżā Shah (1304-20 Š./1925-41). The magazine was typeset in forty to forty-four single-column pages measuring 14 by 19 cm and printed at the Farhūmand-Ḵāvar and Etteḥādīya printing shops in Tehran; it included black-and-white illustrations. The last issue was double, nos. 6-7. An annual subscription cost 30 rials, 40 ( later 50) rials abroad. Scattered issues are available in the central library of the University of Tehran; the library of Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., possesses a single copy.
(For cited works not found in this bibliography and abbreviations found here, see “Short References.”) Ṭ. Basṣārī, Zand-doḵt pīšāhang-e nahżat-e āzādī-e bānovān-e Īrān, Tehran, 1346 Š./1967.
R. Mach and R. D. McChesney, “A List of Persian Serials in the Princeton University Library,” Princeton, N.J., 1971, unpublished.
ʿA.-A. Mošīr Salīmī, Zanān-e soḵanvar, Tehran, 1335 Š./1956, p. 219.
S. Nafīsī, “Maṭbūʿāt,” in Komīsīūn-e mellī-e Yūnesko dar Īrān (UNESCO), Īranšahr II, Tehran, 1343 Š./1964, p. 1255.
ʿA. Nāhīd, Zanān-e Īrān dar jonbeš-e mašrūṭa, n.p., n.d.; repr. Saarbrücken, 1989.
M.-Ḥ. Roknzāda Ādamīyat, Dānešmandān wa soḵansarāyān-e Fārs II, Tehran, 1338 Š./1959.
Ṣadr Hāšemī, Jarāʾed o majallāt II, pp. 280-81.
N. Saʿīdī, “Tārīḵča-ye rūznāma-negārī-e zanān dar Īrān,” in Taḥqīqāt-e rūznāma-negārī 5/18-19, 1348-49 Š./1969-70, p. 20.
M. Solṭānī, Fehrest-e majallahā-ye fārsī az ebtedā tā sāl-e 1320 šamsī, Tehran, 1356 Š./1977, p. 92.
L. Sūdbaḵš, Fehrest-e našrīyāt-e adwārī dar ketāb-ḵāna-ye markazī-e Fārs, Shiraz, n.d., p. 361.
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