Pages from memories of Dr. Mohammad Taghi Khorsandi Ashtiani

The Night We Felt the Horror

People of Dezful were unbelievable; they wanted to help no matter what the hardship was.

Doctors, nurses and experts in medical fields endured hardship to deliver services to the combatants and the wounded. Dr. Mohammad Taghi Khorsandi Ashtiani is a professor of Tehran University and otolaryngologist.

Mehri Fallahi writes “Terrestrial Angels”

We met Mehri Fallahi, a nurse who provided valuable services during the Holy Defense years to the wounded and gave us the honor of an interview to talk about her memories.

“In the Alleys and Streets” with Dr. Abbas Manzar Pour

Last year, we found the opportunity to talk intimately to Dr. Abbas Manzar Pour the writer of “In the Alleys and Streets” in the house of his respected son. Although the talk took more than three hours, it was so intimate and sweet that we did not feel the passage of time. “In the Alleys and Streets” has so far been republished for several times (five times) and warmly welcomed by the readers. It is among the useful works in the area of anthropology and social history of the city of Tehran. In the following interview, we asked and heard about his book and other historical issues in the past century. Here is the excerpt of the interview with Dr. Manzar Pour:

Green Left Weekly photographer and refugee Ali Bakhtiarvandi talks about his time in detention

Behind the Wire is an oral history project documenting the stories of men, women and children who have experienced mandatory detention. It seeks to bring a new perspective to the public understanding of mandatory detention by sharing the reality of the people who have lived it.

New Texts Out Now:

Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami, Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction: Who Writes Iran?

In the summer of 1997, the Ministry of Information of the Islamic Republic of Iran planned the murder of a number of major Iranian writers. Under the guise of an Iran-Armenia literary exchange conference,

Lotfollah Meisami in an Interview:

Tortures started in 1963 in Ghasr Prison

I was first arrested because of my activities related to Freedom Movement and its leaders’ court procedures in 1963. After the arrest of one of my friends who was bringing me a collection of political leaflets from Isfahan, I was arrested. I was in prison from winter 1963 to summer 1964 in Ghasr Prison and a short period in temporary detention of police.

Oral History Interview with Mohsen Rezaie – Part 4

The political and military dialogue about the prolongation of war and the course of its conclusion has been the basis of a debate between Hashemi, as the supreme commander of the war, and Rezaei, as the commander of IRGC

Professor of History Interviews with Jamaran-2

If we want to interview someone after 4 decades regarding the events of Revolution we should acknowledge that during this long time the revolution has experienced many processes and has become a political regime which has many trend. There have been many politicians and presidents with various schools of thoughts.

Oral History Interview with Mohsen Rezaie – Part 3

Iran’s strategy after Khoramshahr conquest was to use military power for political ends. That is, a strategic region should be conquered and then political endeavors be practiced to convince Saddam’s supporters to dismiss him. In this part of interview with former commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), we have discussed the recreation of military power, in the process of a long and attritional war.

Professor of History Interviews with Jamaran-1

Jamaran information and news agency-Tehran; I walk into the building of Institute of Humanities and its sad ambiance depresses me. The institute is mourning death of Professor Sadegh Ayeenevand and his pictures are everywhere along with black clothes. I entered the office of Dr. Alireza Molayi, professor of history and scholars of Imam Khomeini Institute. He welcomes me with a serious but kind face. He’s busy but he agrees to do the interview.

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.