Jaleh Amouzgar

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Amouzgar in Tehran, 2013

Jaleh Amouzgar (Persian: ژاله آموزگار‎‎, born 2 December 1939 in Khoy, West Azerbaijan) is a world-class Iranist and a university professor.

from right to left: Omid Tabibzadeh, Zhaleh Amuzegar and Ali Mohammadi, 2014


Amouzgar holds a Ph. D. degree from Sorbonne University in Iranistics (Iranian linguistics).[1] She is currently chairman of the department of Ancient Iranian Culture and Languages at Tehran University.[2]

Prof. Amouzgar in collaboration with Prof. Ahmad Tafazzoli has contributed significantly to Ancient Iranian studies and the history of literature in ancient Iran.

She is also associated with the Encyclopædia Iranica project at Columbia University.[3]

She has won numerous awards including Chevalier of the Legion of Honor[4] and Persian Cypress Award (an Iranian Cultural Heritage Prize) in 2016.[5]


  • Zoroastrian myth of life
  • Pahlavi language, literature and instructions
  • Mythological history of Iran
  • The first samples and the first man on legendary Iranian Shahriyar (translation)
  • Le Cinquieme Livre Du Denkard, Ahmad Tafazzuli (Translator), Peeters, 2001-01-01, ISBN 978-2-910640-09-5

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