DŪRNEMĀ-YE ĪRĀN, weekly of politics and culture edited and published by the Persian writer, scholar, and filmmaker ʿAbd-al-Ḥosayn Sepantā (b. Tehran, 1286/1907, d. Isfahan, 1348 Š./1969) in Bombay from 9 Āḏar 1307 Š./30 November 1928 to Farvardīn 1308 Š./March 1929.
Sepantā had moved to Bombay in 1306 Š./1927. Dūrnemā-ye Īrān was a Persian nationalist publication and supported the policies of Reżā Shah Pahlavī (1304-20 Š./1925-41), particularly the emancipation of women and discarding the veil.
The journal, which measured 21 x 33 cm,was printed from lead type in four two-column pages at Hoor Press; it included illustrations and advertising. A subscription in India cost 4 rupees; foreign subscriptions also included the cost of postage. Single issues sold for 1 anna each.
Dūrnemā-ye Īrān does not seem to be held in Persian or foreign libraries.
Bibliography: (For abbreviations in this bibliography, see “Short References.”)
F. Ābādānī, Zendagī-nāma-ye ʿAbd-al-Ḥosayn Sepantā, Isfahan, 1348 Š./1969.
Bāmdād, Rejāl IV, p. 138.
E. Naqavī, Fārsī ṣaḥāfat. Tārīḵ-e adabīāt-e Mosolmānān-e Pākestān wa Hend V, Lahore, 1972, p. 627.
Ṣadr Hāšemī, Jarāʾed o majallāt II, pp. 299-302.
Originally Published: December 15, 1996
Last Updated: December 2, 2011
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