Roshan Undergraduate Persian Studies Journal

Logo Design by Amaal Yazdi

May 1, 2017

In the Middle Ages, the Persian-speaking world (often termed Greater Iran) was divided into two distinct regions, Persian Iraq in the west and Greater Khorasan in the east. Greater Khorasan was a nebulous region, more often than not defined in th...

October 6, 2016

Photos Courtesy of Q-mars Haeri 

I never thought that a sweaty September day in College Park would bring me back to a very different place, to the May sunlight streaming down upon the beaches of the south of France. I was in Cannes on the last day...

January 17, 2016

A print by Edmund Sullivan from the first edition of FitzGerald’s translation


My vintage book collection began a few years ago when my grandfather gave me a book that had belonged to his mother, an edition of Edward FitzGerald’s The Rubaiyat of O...

October 29, 2015

When it comes to judging film, or any art form, what metrics do we use? By what criteria can we say one film was good, or successful, or any other positive adjective, and another film was not? Without delving too deeply into philosophical quandar...

Please reload


The Roshan Undergraduate Persian Studies Journal is a project initiated by the Roshan Undergraduate Ambassadors as part of University of Maryland’s Persian Studies program.

© 2015 by Roshangar. 

  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Facebook Basic Black

Feel free to contact us with comments, questions, and feedback below or email us at

Special thanks to the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies

Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland aspires to be the premier center for the learning, understanding, and appreciation of Persian culture in the United States.