FARHANG O ZENDAGĪ, a periodical published in 28 issues from winter 1348 Š./1969 to spring 1357 Š./1978 by the Secretariat of the High Council of Culture and Art (Dabīr-ḵāna-ye Šūrā-ye ʿalī-e farhang o honar). Nāṣer Nayyer Moḥammadī served as the editor of the first nine issues; Maḥmūd Ḵoš-nām of issues 11-14; and Masʿūd Faqīh of issues 23-28. Other issues were supervised by a board of editors. Publishing articles on both Persian culture and the cultural affairs of other articles, with excellent printing and fine illustrations in an attractive format, Farhang o zendagī was well received by Persian intellectuals. It contained 162 to 266 one or double-column pages measuring 16.5 x 20 cm. A single issue cost 30 rials; a yearly subscription cost 100 rials until the fourth issue and 120 rials thereafter. Farhang o zendagī is kept at major libraries in Persia and in other countries with Persian collections.


L. Sūdbaḵš, Fehrest-e našrīyāt-e adwarī-e Ketāb-ḵāna-ye markazī-e Fārs, Shiraz, 1368 Š./1989, no. 707.

U. Sims-Williams, Union Catalogue of Persian Serials and Newspapers in the British Libraries, London, 1985, no. 133.

(Nassereddin Parvin)

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