In Chase and Escape (5)

Raha Amini: Seyyed Mohammad Mehdi Jafari was on the welcoming committee of Imam Khomeini and became a member of the Propagation Committee on radio and television.

A Review of Printing History and Printing-houses in Iran

The demand for information is one of the essential necessities of social life and no one can ignore the importance of the press, particularly newspapers and papers in this regard.

In Chase and Escape (4)

Armen and Avanesian: Seyyed Mohammad Mehdi Jafari has devoted a separate chapter of his book, Abreast with Freedom, to Shariati and says Bazargan considered Shariati as his son, having repeatedly heard from him that "Bazargan is our last hope".

The Oldest Type of History

"History is a complicated knowledge that has to pass uneven and indirect routes in order to achieve a respective truth and we know how differently it has been found out through centuries.

In Chase and Escape (3)

Serge Barseghian: In 1967, Seyyed Mohammad Mehdi Jafari was freed from Ghasr Prison and stayed in Tehran. He then contacted the Mojahedin Kahlgh Organization April next year through Torab (Morteza) Haghshenas. Albeit the organization was then known as the Liberation Organization and conceivably Ayatollah Taleghani endorsed it as Iran's Mojahedin Khalgh Organization (MEK) among a number of proposed titles.

Basijis (Volunteer Soldiers) of Yesterday, Authors of Today

This note was supposed to be a review on No Title Yet, which is a volume of short stories by Ahmad Gholāmi; however, it turned out to be a restatement of more general issues regarding the literature of defense or the representation of Iran-Iraq War in our literature and its fate.

In Chase and Escape (2)

Serge Barseghian: "We were in the Ghasr Prison from the beginning of Nowruz (Persian new year, mid-March) to October 27. [Then,] from October 29 to January 7, I was in the Borazjan Fort. On January 9, I was taken to Yazd Prison and I'm still here," reads the last page of Dr Seyyed Mohammad Mehdi Jafari's personal Bank Melli diary written in the last day of 1344 (March 20, 1966).

The Consequences of World War II in Kerman

With Iran's occupation by the British and Russian forces and disruption of situation in the army as well as the release of prisoners, the effects of insecurity had spread everywhere especially in the roads in addition to famine and livelihood difficulties.

In Chase and Escape (1)

Armen and Avanesian: The Congress of the Islamic Associations of Iranian Students and Teachers in Karaj in September 1962 had four clergy guests: Ayatollah Jazayeri representing Ayatollah Milani, Ayatollah Taleqani, Allameh Tabatabaee, and Ayatollah Motahari.

Understanding History

I only travelled with the late Iraj Afshār once; we stayed in Leiden in Netherlands. I have a memoir of him from that trip which is of relevance to my topic of discussion. We were in Leiden for a seminar, and we were out for lunch at a restaurant.

An Overview of the Book of “The Lost Passage”

Memories of the sapper narrators of 14th Imam Hossein Division
Some feathers scattered and floated between barbed wires on a brown background in a dazzling and special mixture, evoke the concept and purpose which is emphasized in book cover of “The Lost Passage”. At the back of the book that there are separated pieces of barbed wire on the same brown background sporadically contain an excerpt from the text of the book, part of which we read: ...

A Look at the Book “Operational Physicians-2”

Biography, Memories and Viewpoints of Dr. Mohammad Ali Attari, Professor and Specialist in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine and Pain
In the book “Field Physicians 2”, after acknowledgement, we first come to a short text written by Dr. Mohammad Ali Attari, and on the next page to a photograph, as it is stated under the photo, taken with Professor Majid Samii in the operating room (Germany, Hannover). After that the content, the editor introduction, and then “Biography at a Glance” which is a six-page summary of the book text, are presented.
The Fourth Online Meeting of Iranian Oral History

Iranian Oral History beyond Borders – 2

Dr. Abolfazl Hasanabadi, Dr. Morteza Rasouli Pour, and Dr. Abolhasani participated in the fourth meeting out of the series of meetings on oral history in Iran held online on Saturday 11th of Dey 1400 (January 1, 2022) hosted by Mrs. Mosafa. In the meeting set up in the History Hallway of the Clubhouse, they talked about “Iran’s Oral History beyond Borders”. In continuation of the meeting, the host asked ...
Interview with Brigadier General Farzollah Shahin-Rad


We were supposed to experience a hot summer day at seven oclock in the afternoon. I got to his house in ten minutes to seven, but I knew that working with the militant had special rules. One of them is punctuality. I went up and down the alley several times to meet this Ironman at his house. When I saw him from afar at military conferences, his sense of toughness was evident in demeanor.