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Author(s): Ḡafur Mirzāʾi
one of the first Persian periodicals published by the Iranian community in the United States after the Iranian revolution of 1979. RAHAVARD ( Rahāvard), a Los Angeles-based quarterly (website:, founded by Hasan Shabaz (1921-2006), writer, journalist and translator, and one of the first Persian periodicals published by the Persian community in the U.S.A. after the Iranian revolution of 1979. Upon an invitation by Nāder Ṣāleḥ, the founder of the “Society of Iranian Residents of the USA,” Hasan Shahbaz, who had left Iran shortly after the …
Date: 2012-11-08


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Author(s): Ḡafur Mirzāʾi
From 1942 to 1948 Shahbaz wrote articles for newspapers and magazines, translated his first books, and worked as a translator for foreign companies, and as a contractor for Allied Forces in Iran. In 1949 he became an editor at the News Desk of the Embassy of Pakistan and later joined the American Embassy in Tehran. SHAHBAZ, HASAN (Ḥasan Šahbāz; b. Bābol, 13 March 1921; d. Los Angeles, 7 May 2007), writer, journalist, and translator (FIGURE 1). His father, Ḥosayn Šahbāziān Māzandarāni, was born and raised in Baku and being fluent in Russian, worked f…
Date: 2014-01-04