MAJALLA-ye JAMʿIYAT-e NESWĀN-e WAṬANḴᵛĀH-e IRĀN a magazine founded by Moluk Eskandari (d. 1925) and irregularly published in Tehran from 1302 to Ābān 1305 Š. (1923 to Oct.-Nov. 1926), as the organ of an association of women with the same name. Earlier issues did not record the month or day of publication. It was intended to be published as a monthly periodical, but only eleven issues were put out in the three years of its existence. The contents dealt with topics of general interest to women, such as health questions, education, biographical notices, and literary pieces (including short stories). As proclaimed in the first issue, it did not address any issues dealing with religion or politics.

Jamʿiyat-e neswān was printed first at Qanāʿat, subsequently at Nuvel, and finally at Nahżat-e šarq printing houses in 32 single-column pages of 19 x 20.5 (later of 14 x 20) cm and carried no illustrations. The annual subscription rate within the country was set initially at 15 krans, which was increased to 30 krans for Tehran in its final phase. A complete set is available at the Central Library of the University of Tehran, and scattered issuesare preserved at ʿAllāma Ṭabāṭabāʾi Libraryand at Princeton University Library.



Rudolf Mack and Robert D. McChesney, “A List of Persian Serials in the Princeton University Library,” unpublished monograph, Princeton, New Jersey, 1971.

Ṣadr Hāšemi, Jarāʾed o majallāt II, pp. 169-70.

Giti Šokri, “Fehrest-e majallahā-ye ketāb-ḵāna-ye āsiāʾi,” FIZ 29, p. 360.

Mortażā Solṭāni, Fehrest-e majallahā-ye fārsi az ebtedā tā sāl-e 1320 šamsi, Tehran, 1977, pp. 40-41.

(Nassereddin Parvin)

Originally Published: July 20, 2005

Last Updated: July 20, 2005