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Awake: A Moslem Woman’s Rare Memoir of Her Life and Partnership with the Editor of Molla Nasreddin, the Most Influential Satirical Journal of the Caucasus and Iran, 1907–1931

The marriage between Hamideh Khanum, the daughter of a leading aristocratic Azerbaijani family, and Mirza Jalil Mamadqulizadeh, founder and editor of the renowned satirical journal Molla Nasreddin, was a union of like-minded spirits. Both wanted to educate their community in the first quarter of the 20th century, during a period of great turmoil in their country. [read more>>]

French Hats in Iran

French Hats in Iran

“From a gifted writer delightful, funny, evocative, enlightening, nostalgic stories about growing up in Iran in the 1940s. A must-read for anyone who wants to know how traditional, conservative Iranian households dealt with modernization. [read more>>]

French Hats in Iran

French Hats in Iran (Kindle/iPad Edition)

“From a gifted writer delightful, funny, evocative, enlightening, nostalgic stories about growing up in Iran in the 1940s. A must-read for anyone who wants to know how traditional, conservative Iranian households dealt with modernization. [read more>>]

Tarikh-e Azodi, Life at the Court of the Early Qajar Shahs

This book offers a uniquely intimate look at Soltan Ahmad Mirza, was a prince—the forty-ninth son of Fath Ali Shah Qajar, who ruled Iran from 1797 to 1834. [read more>>]

French Hats in Iran (Audio Book)

All memoirs bring the past into the present, but only a few manage to illuminate both simultaneously. French Hats in Iran, a quietly insightful masterpiece of remembrance, belongs in that select group. [read more>>]

The Persian Sphinx: Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution

The Persian Sphinx: Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution

“Candid and revealing[offers] a wealth of insights into Iranian society and culture.” – William Quandt, Foreign Affairs. [read more>>]

Tales of Two Cities: A Persian Memoir

Tales of Two Cities: A Persian Memoir

“An exceptional, emotionally blooded memoir. . . . That this [memoir] turns out to be a breathtaking example of the quiet, selfless gorgeousness of the memorist’s art is the reader’s good fortune. Milani offers classically ordered writing about character, place, and time. . . . [read more>>]

Garden of the Brave in War: Recollections of Iran

Garden of the Brave in War: Recollections of Iran

“Explains more about the cultural context in which we must understand Iran than any other modern writer. [read more>>]

Crowning Anguish: Memoirs of a Persian Princess from the Harem to Modernity 1884-1914

Crowning Anguish: Memoirs of a Persian Princess from the Harem to Modernity 1884-1914

“A Thousand and One Nights meets Raise the Red Lantern in this tale of growing up among royal wives and concubines in what is now Iran . . . . [read more>>]

Travels through Northern Persia: 1770-1774

Travels through Northern Persia: 1770-1774

“This is an important book for those interested in Russian, Central Asian, and Persian studies.” – Choice, January 2008. [read more>>]