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Appropriations and Contestations of the Islamic Nomenclature in Muslim North India

Elitism, Lexicography, and the Meaning of The Political

Jan-Peter Hartung

-Islamic Persian imperial tradition. Both lexicons, it will be shown, became deeply intermingled in Muslim North India since at least the early sixteenth century. Semantic shifts in the following centuries would oscillate between these two poles: an Islamic one

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Migration and the Persian Gulf

Demography, Identity and the Road to Equitable Policies

Ali Modarres

In 2005, the nations of the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC), which consist of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, housed over 12 million international migrants. Employed mainly within the service and construction industries, these foreign workers have become a demographic majority in some GCC countries, creating an urgent need for more progressive immigration and equitable integration policies. This article provides an overview of migration to the region, situating it within the larger global emigration/immigration context. By focusing on the various stages of migration and the economic role played by migrants, the article argues for policies that protect the economic, social and political rights of labour migrants. It concludes with recommendations that consider conditions in both the GCC and migrants' countries of origin.

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The Interaction between Language and Ritual in the Pilgrimage of Shabe-Arus (Wedding Night)

An Anthropological Comprehension of the Mystical and Transnational Role of the Persian Language in Konya, Turkey

Alireza Hassanzadeh and Somayeh Karimi

The Persian language and the literature derived from it are mixed in different ways with different types of rituals. The works of such great poets as Ferdowsi, Khaiyâm, Hafez, and Rumi at the national level, and other poets such as Amir Pazevari

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Appalling Tehran

Translation of the French Serial Story and Its Effect on the Persian Serial Story

Manizheh Abdollahi and Ehya Amalsaleh

settings for these representations. This article examines an important example, the first Persian serial story published in Iran, Morteza Moshfeq-e Kazemi’s Tehran-e Makhuf ( Appalling Tehran ), and the influences on it of the translation of French serial

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Schemata in the Graphic Novel Persepolis

Accommodation, Combination, Integration

Fredrik Strömberg

integrate with visual conventions in comics? To explore these ideas, I have analysed the graphic novel Persepolis : 2 a visual memoir with a Persian theme, 3 told in the comics format by Iranian French artist Marjane Satrapi. Persepolis is visually

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Folktales, Folksongs, and Proverbs in Lur/Iranian Daily Life

Erika Friedl Melds Folklore and Ethnography to Develop a New Anthropological Genre

Mary Elaine Hegland

In her previous books, as in these, using unique, creative, and pioneering methods of research, analysis, and presentation, Professor Erika Friedl has done far more than any other scholar to uncover aspects of Persian culture. In her books, Friedl

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Who Says Only Men Have a Beard?

Revisiting the Question of Gender Ambiguity in Persian Poetry

Fateme Montazeri

The period of classical Persian poetry is considered to stretch from 900 to 1500 CE. In visiting the question of the beloved, the prime arena of study is the lyric genre, which is assumed to dominate Persian poetic production from the twelfth to

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Mourning at New Year's Day (Nowruz)

Cultural Practice against Ideology

Reinhold L. Loeffler and Erika Friedl

respective customary activities. On 21 March 2006, the commemoration of Arba'yin for Imam Huseyn, who had died 1,326 years earlier, fell on the first day of the Persian New Year, Nowruz , celebrating the start of 1385. This overlap pitched the mourning

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Entanglements with the ‘Sea’

Persian Poetry and Diasporic Iranian Literature in Australia

Nasim Yazdani and Michele Lobo

interrupted by relationships with the sea that ripple through Persian poetry, art and exilic literature and nourishes migrant bodies. It is these literary and art forms that unite a community that shows diversity in place of origin, religion, language

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Iranian Women’s Food Writing in Diaspora

Afsaneh Hojabri

the exotic Persian foods they prepared out of their aromatic cozy little home restaurant. Both books contain recipes. In the US, where the majority of Iranian expatriates live, until recently Najmieh Batmanglij was the only audible voice in the field