Jaleh Amouzgar


Jaleh Amouzgar (Persian: ژاله آموزگار, born 4 December 1939 in Khoy, West Azerbaijan) is an Iranologist and a university professor.

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

Prof. Amouzgar, in collaboration with Prof. Ahmad Tafazzoli, has contributed significantly to Ancient Iranian studies and the history of literature in ancient Iran. She has also been associated with the Encyclopædia Iranica project at Columbia University. She has won numerous awards including Chevalier of the Legion of Honor and the Persian Cypress Award (an Iranian Cultural Heritage Prize) in 2016.


The zoroastrian myth of life

Pahlavi language, literature, and instructions

Mythological History of Iran

The first samples and the first man of legendary Iranian Shahriyar (translation)

Le Cinquieme Livre Du Denkard, Ahmad Tafazzuli (Translator), Peeters, 2001-01-01, ISBN 978-2-910640-09-5

  • Birthday: 04.12.1939
  • Birthplace: Khoy, West Azerbaijan, Iran
  • Interview date: 11.07.2022 – 01.08.2022

Iranian Ancient Culture and Languages Professor

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