Nargis Khojaeva

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme
Stay in France: from June 10 to July 15, 2019

Biography

  • 1987-1992
    Tajik State University, Historical Department
  • 1996 – until now    
    Younger researcher, Leading Researcher of the A. Donish Institute for History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • September 1, 2017 – until now
    Associate Professor at the S. Ainy State Pedagogical University (Historical Faculty). Dushanbe.
  • December 2000
    Ph.D in History (Thesis “Historical geography of Central Asia according to the Avesta and pahlavi sources)
  • February 25, 2016
    Defence of the final thesis “Dynamics of development of geographical views on Central Asia in ancient and early medieval Iranian tradition” (Habilitation)

The project 

Title: The figure of Zaraϑuštra in the history of Central Asia

Keywords: Zaraϑuštra, Avesta, Central Asia, localization, Iranian tribes, Bronze Age, avestan orography and hydrography, archaeological explorations, toponymy, linguistic

Selected publications

Books:

1. Localization of the Avestan Hara Berezaiti mountains, Vahvi-Datya, Ranha rivers and Vorukasha sea. Dushanbe: Donish, 2003. 135 p.

2. Historical geography of Central Asia in pre-Islamic period. Dushanbe: Donish, 380 p.

Scientific articles:

1. Avestan mountains are mentioned in Bundahishn// Research in Ancient Iran and Avesta.-Paris,1997.-Vol.1.-Pp.125-130

2. Concerning Avestan mountains «Hara Berezaiti»// Research in Ancient Iran and Avesta.-Paris,1998.-Vol.1.- Pp.109-118

3. The woman’s status according to the traditional ideas of society about the cleannes (on the materials of the historical sources) // Herald of association «Women of Science of Tajikistan».- 1999.-Issue10.-P.8-9.

4. The image of woman in Zoroasrian canon and its development in Moslem Sacral texts //Ancient Civilization and its Role in Formation and Developing of Central Asian Culture of Samanides Epoch.- Dushanbe,1999.- P.70-79. ( in co-authorship with M. Abdulvosieva).

5. On the question of the woman’s status in zoroastrian society // Women and gender research in Tajikistan. - Dushanbe, 2000. - Issue1. - P. 90-94.

6. Historical geography of Central Asia according to the Avesta and pahlavi sources // Synopsis of thesis (prepared by candidate). – Dushanbe, 2000.– 22 p.

7. Concerning the localization of Avestan river Vahvi-Datya // Avesto in the History and Culture of Central Asia. – Dushanbe, 2001. – p. 232 –242.

8. The geographical denominations in «Avesta» and in orohydrographical system // The Uzbekistan Humanities Magazine “Social Opinion. Human Rights”. – Tashkent, 2001. – № 1 (13). – P. 109 – 116.

9. Again concerning the denomination of Avestan mountain Hara Berezaiti // Накши Авесто дар тамаддуни милли ва чахони. – Dushanbe, 2001. – P.37-44.

10. Historical geography of the Avesta // The contribution of Tajiks and Persian speakers in the world civilization: Past and Present (Papers and materials of the Symposium). Dushanbe, 2002. – p. 32.

11. Academician B.I. Iskandarov and native historical science // Academician B.I. Iskandarov – 90 years.- Dushanbe, 2002. – P. 35-45.

12.  Life in science // Merosi niegon, 2004. – N7. - P. 98-103.

13. Indoaryan and localization of airyanəm vaējah //A History of Gorno-Badakhsah Autonomous Oblast. Vol.I. – Dushanbe, 2005. – P.124-143.

14. The Avesta and Takht-i Sangin //Bulletin of MIHO Museum. Vol. VI. Shiga, 2006.3. P. 45-51.

15. Geographical realia of the Avesta and Central Asia //Aryan Civilization in the Context of Euroasian Cultures. Dushanbe:Donish, 2006.- P. 723-728.

16. The woman status of Central Asia during the Great Silk Road (on the material of zorostrian written sources). // Great Silk Road. Culture and Traditions. Then and Now (Materials of scientific-theoretical conference). – Tashkent, 2006 – P. 135-137.

17. An influence of Zoroastrianism into forming of the woman status in Islam. // The Samanids: Epoch, Source of Culture. – Dushanbe, 2007. – P. 61- 70.

18. Gender situation in the republic of Tajikistan in post-soviet period // Authority and society in history: geopolitical changes in post-soviet territory at the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st cc. – Kisheneu, 2008. – P. 180-183.

19. Marriage and family in Tajik society: their distinctive features in Soviet and Post-Soviet periods // A History of everydayness in the study of the CIS states. – Erevan, 2009. – P. 126-134.

20. The Avestan “Airyanəm vaējah” according to the “Videvdat” and “Mihr-Yasht” (concerning the location) // Paiomi Donishgohi Millii Tojikiston (scientific magazine). – Dushanbe, 2009. - № 6 (54). – P. 30-37.

21. The Avestan geographical denominations in the legend on the Kayanian Kings// Paiomi Donishgohi Millii Tojikiston (scientific magazine). – Dushanbe, 2010. - № 4 (60). – P. 3-11.

22. Historical geography of ancient Central Asia // Paiomi Donishgohi Millii Tojikiston (scientific magazine). – Dushanbe, 2010. - № 4 (60). – P. 31-37.

23. Geographical denominations in the Avesta // Вестник Университета (научный журнал). Dushanbe, 2010. - № 3 (29). – P. 119-123 (Russian-Tajik (Slavonic) University).

24. On the question of localization of the avestan lake Čaečasta // Vestnik Universiteta (Rossiisko-Tajikskii SlavyanskiiUniversitet). – № 1 (31), 2011. – С. 120-122.

25. Geography in the legends on prophet Zaratushtra and his followers // Paiomi Donishgohi Millii Tojikiston (scientific magazine). – Dushanbe, 2011. - № 7 (71). – P. 182-192.

26. History of studies of avestan hydronyms and oronyms in the 19th -21th centuries // Vestnik Universiteta (Rossiisko-Tajikskii Slavyanskii Universitet). - № 3 (39), 2012. – P. 188-191.

27. The Pamirs in geographical ideas of ancient Iranians // Voprosy Pamirovedeniya. – 2013, № 1. – P. 65-97.

28. The Oxus Temple and Locating of Avestan Vahvi-Datya // Archaeology, Ethnography and Anthropology of Eurasia – Novosibirsk, 2013. - № 1 (53). – P. 114-120.

29. Avestan rivers in the “Bundahishn” // Paiomi Donishgohi Millii Tojikiston (scientific magazine). – Dushanbe, 2013. – № 3/5 (118). – P. 18-29.

30. To localization of avestan river Arədvī // Vestnik Universiteta (Rossiisko-Tajikskii Slavyanskii Universitet). - № 3 (42), 2013. – P. 139-141.

31. Again concerning the avestan mountains in the“Bundahishn” // Paiomi Donishgohi Millii Tojikiston (scientific magazine). – Dushanbe, 2014. – № 3/8 (150). – Part I. – P. 7-17.

32. Scientific significance of editions of the Avesta with annotations // Vestnik Universiteta (Rossiisko-Tajikskii Slavyanskii Universitet). - № 3 (46), 2013. – P. 163-168.

33. Localization of avestan oronyms “mountain range Hara Berezaiti” according to the study of fire cult // Vestnik Novosibirskogo universiteta. Seriya: Istoriya, philologiya. 2015. T. 14, vyp. 3: Archaeologiya I ethnographiya. S. 111-120.

34. Avestan seas and lakes in Bundahishn // Paiomi Donishgohi Millii Tojikiston (scientific magazine). – Dushanbe, 2015. – № 3/7 (179). – Part I. – P. 3-14.

35. Dynamics of development of geographical views on Central Asia in ancient and early medieval Iranian tradition. – Synopsis of thesis (prepared by habilitation). – Dushanbe, 2016.– 50 p.

36. Avesta in the context of the study of archaeological cultures of ancient Central Asia // Vestnik Pedagogicheskogo Universiteta. Dushanbe, 2018. № 2 (74). Р. 265-269.

37. Avestan Raηhā – river of Sughd. 13p. (in print).

38. Once again about the etymology of the Pamir toponym. 8 p. (in print)

39. Toponymy of mountain regions of Tajikistan in the context of studying the geography of Avesta. 8 p. (in print).

40. Avesta as a source for the study of ethnic processes in Central Asia. 47 p. (in print).

41. The problem of ethnogenesis and ethnic history of the Tajik people in the works of foreign researchers. 12 p. (in print).

42. Avestan airiianəm vaēǰah-: problem of localization. 51 p. (in print).

43. The Oxus Temple  as a site to study the synthesis of cultures of local and alien population in the period of antiquity and Hellenism. 38 p. (in print).

44. Again to the question of localization of Avestan airiianəm-vaēǰō. 13p. (in print).

45. The Oxus Temple – Did it serve Greek or Zoroastrian  Religion? 18 p. (in print)