Bukhara is a bimonthly journal covering art, culture, and Iranian studies and is mostly comprised of editorials, reviews, and trending literary and cultural news.
The manager and editor in chief is Columbia University professor Ali Dehbashi. Bukhara’s successor was the literary publication Kelk (1990-1998), also managed and edited by Professor Dehbashi.
The magazine has been in print since July of 1998. The periodical prides itself on special editions dedicated to some of the world’s biggest writers and thinkers. Some of the those covered have been Rabindranath Tagore, Günter Grass, Peter Handke, Umberto Eco, Hannah Arendt, Virginia Woolf, and Iraj Afshar to name a few.