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Imagining Iran before Nationalism: Geocultural Meanings of Land in Azar's Atashkadeh

Kia, Mana

This article outlines geocultural meaning of land in a famous late 18th-century tazkirah (commemorative biographical compendium), Aza Begdili's Atashkadah. In doing so, it historicizes the meaning of Iran in the context of a broader Persianate world (including Central and South Asia) that is strikingly different from modern nationalism.

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Rethinking Iranian Nationalism and Modernity
University of Texas Press

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Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
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June 6, 2014