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The Persian Gulf: The Hula Arabs of The Shibkuh Coast of Iran

The Persian Gulf: The Hula Arabs of The Shibkuh Coast of Iran

Little is known about the Arab migrants who settled on the Iranian coast between Bushehr and Lengeh in the late 1500s. They were a disparate group of small tribes of sailors, traders, fishermen, pearl divers, and cultivators. Although they were all referred to as the Bani Hula, they were not a uniform group. In fact, they were each other’s fiercest competitors for access to the pearl banks. [read more>>]

Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey

Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey

“One of the Top Ten Cookbooks of the Year” – THE NEW YORK TIMES [read more>>]

A Man of Two Worlds: Pedros Bedik in Iran, 1670–1675

A Man of Two Worlds: Pedros Bedik in Iran, 1670–1675

Throughout history, many an ambitious diplomatic initiative has slipped into obscurity, but few have been so thoroughly forgotten as the efforts of a young man named [read more>>]

My Uncle Napoleon: A Comic Novel (Audio Book)

My Uncle Napoleon: A Comic Novel (Audio Book)

“My Uncle Napoleon should leave properly adjusted American readers desperate for more of this howlingly funny — not to mention tender, salacious and magical — Iranian import. [read more>>]