Review of two published books from the memoirs of Haj Sadegh Ahangaran

One Narrator, Two Texts

Oral history and, in most cases, oral memoirs, that have engaged many publishers and cultural and research institutions these days, is as much a matter of concern as it is an important cultural and research work. To clarify the subject without a long introduction, I refer to two works that have recently been published by two different publishers based on the memoirs of one person. The first book "With the Song of the Caravan", narrated by Mohammad Sadegh Ahangaran, ...

The memory of Amir Aslan Afshar, Chief of court ceremonies:

How Was the Shahs Message, "Iranian People, I heard the Voice of Your Revolution!" Written and Broadcast?

Amir Aslan Afshar, the son of Colonel Amir Massoud Afshar Ghassemlou (one of the militants of the king Reza Shah era) was born on November 22, 1919, in Tehran. he went to Germany In 1935, and after four years graduated from Hindenburg High School in Berlin. He then received a bachelor degree in law from the University of Geneva in Switzerland and a doctorate in political science from the University of Vienna in Austria.

Book review: From Godar Takhti to Ramadi

War memoirs are bad and bitter; bury them and do not recount

Memoirs of the freed POW from nomads of Bahmai Tribe

"When we saw the behavior of the Iraqi guards and their tortures, returning home was like a dream for us until we heard the news of Irans acceptance of the UN resolution. I talked to all my roommates and they hoped for freedom. One night, an Iraqi officer ordered our guard to gather prisoners in the camp area. We gathered and he began to speak. They wanted us to say nothing about what ...

Book Review:

"Jahanara"

The book "Jahanara" is the queries on the life and memoirs of martyr Seyed Mohammad Ali Jahanara collected by Ali Akbar Mozdabadi from his wife, comrades, diaries, interviews, and notes, and released by Ya Zahra Publications in 2019. The book begins with a straightforward and understandable note from the author in which he talks about the process of formation and production of this work. In this introduction, it is stated that the ...

Book review:

"Relief Worker, Where Are You?"

The book "Relief Worker, Where Are You?" is the memoirs of "Ali Achrash" a relief worker during the Sacred Defense years in Khuzestan area. It has been authored by Mrs. Masumah Ramhormozi in the year 1397 (2018) in 375 pages and published by the Publication of the Center for Sacred Defense Documents and Research at the price of 30000 tomans. In the books introduction, the word "relief worker" has been defined ...

Leader in Keramat Mosque

Keramat Mosque in the holy city of Mashhad is located near the holy shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH) and Ayatollah Khamenei was known as the fixed prayer leader of the mosque from Azar to Esfand of the year 1352 in the solar calendar (December 1973-March 1974). During his period as the prayer leader of the keramat Mosque, Ayatollah Khamenei had made the congregational prayer a memorable memory for the worshipers by paying attention to seemingly simple points.

Book Review:

Doctor of Dolatu Prison

The book "Doctor of Dolatu Prison" is in the field of the oral history of the Sacred Defense, narrated by Seyyed Massoud Khatami, which was published by the Sacred Defense Documentation and Research Center in 2020, with the efforts of Mohammad Reza Bagheri. Dr. Khatami, in charge of the IRGCs (Islamic revolutionary guard corps) general health during the imposed war, was born in 1943 in one of the villages in Khansar named Qudjan.

Book Review:

Unrepeatable songs

Unrepeatable Songs is the title of a book which contains the memories of the revolutionary poets of Kurdistan. It was written by Shilan Oyhangi in 2019 and published by Surah Mehr Publications. This book was compiled in two chapters of "Poets’ Memoirs of the Kurdistan Resistance" and "A Brief Essays of the Lives of the Late Kurdish Revolutionary Poets". In his note at the preface of the book, the author introduces Kurdistan ...

Book Review:

Leader Mosque

The oral history of Keramat Mosque

"Leader Mosque" is the title of the book on the oral history of the Keramat Mosque, which has been prepared in the Oral History Unit of the Cultural Front of the Islamic Revolution. The research and interviews of this work were conducted by Ahmad Asgari, Seyed Mohammad Amir Ahmadi Tabatabai, and Hossein Soltani and were written by Morteza Ansarizadeh. This is the first book about the mosques of the revolution and ...

Book Review:

The Oral History of How the Islamic Society of Students Was Formed and Established

The Oral History of How the Islamic Society of Students Was Formed and Established, is a collection of interviews, which were conducted by the author, Majide Pournajmi Irangh, with members of the founding board of this society, and has published by the Cultural and Artistic Institute and Publications of the Islamic Revolution Documentation Center in 280 pages in 2017.
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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, ...

334th Night of Memory – 2

The 334th show of the Night of Memory was held in Sooreh Hall of the Art Center on Thursday 1st of Ordibehesht 1401 (April 21, 2022) titled “Men of Enthusiasm Tribe”. It was attended by a number of freed POWs and the families of the martyrs and hosted by Hossein Behzadifar. In the ceremony released also online, misters Reza Abbasi, Amir Mahmoud Najafipour, and Colonel Ahmad Heidari, freed POWs from Tikrit Concentration Camp recounted their memoirs.

The Narrator of Collective Memoirs and Away from Useless Political Tensions

Seyyed Mahmoud Doaei, a calm and humble figure in the field of media, passed away at the age of 81 after several decades of cultural and political activity. From a young age and studying in the seminary of Qom, he joined the clergy movement and from the middle of the 1340s, by migrating to the city of Najaf, he became one of Imam Khomeinis close associates. In Iran, he collaborated with some secret publications, ...