NĀMA-YE BĀNOVĀN-E IRĀN (The journal of the women of Iran), a weekly paper published in Tehran from Farvard in 1317 until Tir 1319 Š. (March 1938-June 1940). The publisher was Jamāl-al-Din ʿĀdel Ḵalʿatbari, who also owned the paper Āyanda-ye Irān, and his wife, Faḵr ʿĀdel Ḵalʿatbari , the principal of Bānovān High School for girls, served as the chief editor. Single issues did not carry the day of publication. The paper carried articles on hygiene, subjects of general interest, as well as educational pieces, but, as indicated by the title, it concentrated mainly on the issues concerning women. It, however, never paid any attention to political issues of the time and dealt with social questions with restraint. It was printed at Aržang printing house and appeared initially in four and then in eight pages of approximately 25 x 36 cm, each page containing four columns. The annual subscription rate was fifty rials. An incomplete set of it is available at the Central Library of the University of Tehran.


Kāva Bayāt and Masʿud Kuhestāni-nežād, eds., Asnād-e maṭbuʿāt, 1286-1320 H. Š., 2 vols., Tehran, 1993, I, pp. 271-73.

Mortażā Solṭāni, Fehrest-e ruz-nāmahā-ye fārsi dar majmuʿa-ye ketāb-ḵāna-ye markazi wa markaz-e asnād-e Dānešgāh-e Tehrān, Tehran, 1975, p. 145, no. 335.

Ṣadr Hāšemi, Jarāʾed o majallāt IV, p. 263.

(Nassereddin Parvin)

Originally Published: January 1, 2000

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