Qala d Shrara Now Made Available

Issues of the periodical of Qala d Shrara has now been made available on the MARA online archive.

MARA has 12 issues published from June 1898 to May 1899 of this periodical collected from the ATOUR Publications Collection (USA).


The cover page of Qala d Shrara, volume 2, issue 12, May 1899.

Qala d Shrara (The Voice of Truth) was a monthly periodical published by the Roman Catholic Lazarist Mission for the Assyrians in Urmia, Persia. The collection contains 12 issues dating from June 1898 to May 1899. These issues form a complete set of Volume 2 or the second full year of publication. Based on the dates of these issues, publication probably began in June of 1897. It is not known when publication ceased but it probably did not survive long after 1915.

It is then clear that there are several issues missing. If you happen to know of any further issues of this important magazine and/or any other items that you miss on the MARA online archive, please send us a mail to describing what and how you want to share. Please include your contact information.