Donya was a theoretical cultural Persian magazine that produced twelve issues between February 1934 and June 1935. Three Marxist Iranian intellectuals, Taqi Arani, Iraj Iskandari and Bozorg Alavi, who were part of the first cell of the newly founded Iranian Communist Party were the founders of the magazine. Arani also served as the editor-in-chief of Donya. The magazine was based in Tehran and was published on a monthly basis.
|Categories||Theoretical cultural magazine|
|Founder||Taqi Arani |
|First issue||February 1934|
|Final issue||June 1935|
Donya was started to introduce Marxism to Iranians and to provide a basis for a prospective Marxist group. It supported positivist Marxism and cultural hegemony, but avoided direct discussions of Marxism, class struggle and revolution. Instead, it covered indirect discussions of cultural and philosophical views. Donya published a total of 12 volumes before its closure in 1935.
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