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.

Ayatollah Saeedi in Ezat Shahi’s Memories

10 June 2011, is 41st anniversary of Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Reza Saeedi's martyrdom in Pahlavi’s torture chambers.
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We were hired by the Iranians

Memoirs of Javad Sheikhzadeh, Inspector of the Medical Board of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization

About the [Mina] stampede, some people in official and unofficial forums said that chemical gas was fired in the area, which is the reason for the skin of the victims being torn off and the injured being suffocated. I want to know where those who said these words were on the day of the stampede. When the bodies were lying on top of each other, the heat from the suns rays absorbed the dark skin of the Africans ...
A Review of the Book "The Helmsman"

Memoirs of Mohammad Reza Hassani

The cover and back cover of the book is decorated with beautiful and memorable photos of the narrator during his time at the front, which, while being simple and sincere, conveys a shocking whole, the details of which are retold in the text of the memoirs. This is in contrast to the selected text on the back cover, where the narrator merely refers to one of his fathers healing skills and moral and human concerns.

Book Review: “Sign of God”

The life of Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Ali Badri Dashti
“In memory of the valuable clergy elders who protected the fertile area of Abadan from the negative influences and misbelief, immorality and social evil of the employees of foreigners, westerners and corrupters, and spared no efforts to thwart the social destruction plots of Islamic Iran, so that with the grace of Allah and the standing of the Muslim and committed people and the blood of the martyrs of the clergy and the people, their long-standing wish was fulfilled with the victory of the Islamic Republic.”

Expulsion from the Seminary for Distributing Imam Khomeini Treatise

From the beginning, I could not be a good child; the same child that the high school principal wanted me to be. The same child that the principal of Tavalyat School expected of me. The same manager who fired me if he found out what I was doing. However, I was fired once because I did not know how to live like a child. If I wanted to live the way others wanted me to, ...