Book Review

Dezful to Sarcheshme

Dezful to Sarcheshmeh is a narration of the life and struggles of martyr Seyyed Mohammad Kazem Danesh, written by Gholamreza Derkatanian, published in 405 pages with a price of 125,000 Tomans by Sureh Mehr Publication of Khuzestan, Dezful branch, in 2022. On the cover of the book, Martyr Daneshs photo can be seen in soft green with a red title. The scritta paper and spaced writing are the first thing noticed when flipping through the pages of the book.

A Review of the Book the Autumn Arrived

The book "Autumn Arrived" is a romantic narrative of the life of a couple in the sixties, written by Golestan Jafarian in 13 chapters. In this book, Fakhr al-Sadat Mousavi, the wife of Martyr Ahmed Yousefi, tells her memories. Marryr Ahmad Yousefi was born in 1956. Following the issuance of Imam Khomeinis decree on the formation of a twenty million army, representatives from each mosque were introduced to participate in the briefing.

Book Review: "I Wish This Bullet Had not Been Fired"

Memories and Documents of the Explosion of a Cannonball

The book "I Wish this Bullet had not Been Fired" was published in 2022 by Surah Mehr publications in 616 pages and 1250 copies with a hologram price. The cover design of the war ball in the snowy mountain is appropriate for the theme. At first glance, the material and white color of the paper is visible. The sentences on the back cover of the book are chosen to encourage the reader to read.

Book Review

Golden Age

Oral history of Mahmoud Mohammadnia

The "Golden Age" interview was conducted by Mustafa Alinia and edited by Bijan Parvan and Hakimeh Vaghari. The creators information on the cover is slightly different from the birth certificate page. The first edition of the book was published in 2018 by Nashaar Mabar, in 414 pages and 1000 copies. The book is written by Mahmoud Mohammadnia; after the index page, there is the introduction of the North Khorasan Sacred Defense ...

Review of the book Oral History of Drama in Iran

(Based on Oral History Interviews)

Drama in Iran has a deep background in Iranian culture and art, and its history has had many ups and downs and changes in different periods; both in terms of social conditions, when they considered actors and role-playing artists to be a lowly member of society, and in terms of politics, when at the height of conceptual theater, they shut it down and pushed the society towards meaningless entertainment, many researchers ...

Book Review:

Resistance Diplomacy

The autobiographical memoirs of Mohammad Reza Bagheri, the former ambassador and deputy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were published under the title "Resistance Diplomacy" in the winter of 2022. As mentioned in the introduction of the book, a large part of these memories were previously published in the book "From Tripoli to Damascus". In the first chapter, the book begins with the introduction of the childhood and adolescence of the author and his family, ...

Book review:

A Pious Fighter

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of Qom Seminary, the Islamic Revolution Document Center has published a collection of books. One of them under the title "A Pious Fighter" is dedicated to the oral history of the life and struggles of Ayatollah Seyyed Hassan Mousavi Shali. This work, authored by Mohammad Kazem Ameli, describes the narrators life, education, religious, cultural and political activities in four chapters.

Book Review

Khoun Migozasht

Khoun Migozasht is a fictional documentary of Haj Mohammad Agha Rasoulzadehs life, written by Hadi Lotfi. This biography covers a summary of the interviews done by the author with sixty people, documents review, and several hours of research. Rasoulzadeh is one of the famous fighters of the revolution in Kashan, who, after meeting Navvab Safavi, established the branch of Fadāeiyān-e Islam in Kashan. He has acted and played roles at any period.


Politics and Wisdom

Ayatollah Dr. Ahmed Beheshti is one of the scholars in the Qom seminary and came from Fars Province. Along with studying and teaching, he tried to expand religious culture for many years in different cities of Iran, especially in Fars, Khuzestan, and Tehran cities. He was arrested and imprisoned several times during the Pahlavi era, and his memories have been gathered in Politics and Wisdom after about sixty hours of interview.

Book Review

The Years of Shame

The Years of Shame is the title of the book of memoirs of the people of Ali Qali neighborhood of Isfahan from the time of the discovery of the hijab, the prohibition of the homily and the famine, which researches and interviews were conducted by Hajar Safaiyeh, Narges Loqmanian, Faeze Darehgzani, Rasul Ahmadi and Mehdi Tajiani, and it was written by Faezeh Darehgezani. At first, the reader quickly realizes that this book has an innovative structure both in terms of form and content.

How Imam Khomeini Was Under Siege in Baghdad

Ahmad asked me [Dr. Fatemeh Tabatabai] not to talk to anyone about the upcoming plans and the decisions sometimes made. We traveled from Najaf to Karbala by bus in one hour. All the way, I was worried and anxious. When we returned, Ahmed said: ‘We will leave Iraq in two days.’ I was shocked. I asked bewilderedly: ‘What happened? He replied: ‘The situation worsened in these two days, the siege has become more intense, ...
A memory from Mohammad Reza Yousefi

Stealing medicines from the city pharmacy

In the days after the Islamic Revolution, many people remember that young people gathered in different parts of the cities, and each one represented a group: groups such as the Tudeh party, Monafeghin or the hypocrites, the Fedai Guerrillas, the Democrats, Hezbollah, etc. each of which debated with each other with different political opinions and worldviews, and sometimes physical conflicts occurred between them during the debate. I was also interested in such street debates.

An Intelligent Demonstration

The people of Kurdistan did not have the courage to attend the demonstration due to pressures the regime had put on them. Whenever there was a demonstration across the country, there was no news in Saqqez until we, as the exile who were 10 to 11 people, decided to hold a demonstration there. When we started to demonstrate, two-three police cars had turned on their lights and followed us along with ...

Feeling of suffocation in runnel

Translated by M. B. Khoshnevisan
Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th of Dey 1357 (December 30 and 31, 1978) had coincided with the first days of the lunar month of Safar 1399. It had been four or five days since we left the sit-in. The regime showed terrible and intimidating behaviors and confrontations. On the other hand, we also prepared a big rally, which ended at Khorasan Governorate. From the first days of the Dey, the Pahlavi ...