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Anjudān (Injidān or Anjidān), an old village in central Iran, which was the headquarters and centre of the cultural and religious revival of the Nizārī Ismaili activities after the fall of Alamūt. Anjudān is the Arabicised form of the word ‘Angudān’. In early sources, the name Anjudān appears as ‘Ankuwān’ and ‘Ankudān’ (Sharaf al-Dīn, 500; Mīrkhwānd, 4/594; Yazdī, 31). It became commonly known as Anjudān after the Nizārī Ismaili imams moved there from the middle of the 9th/15th century, or possibly earlier.

Anjudān is in the district (dihistān) of Mushkābād, which is in the midst …

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Sami?i, Majid and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Anjudān”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0281>
First published online: 2015

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