Daughter of Persia: a woman's journey from her father's harem through the Islamic Revolution

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Crown, Feb 1, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 404 pages
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The Remarkable story of the daughter of a once powerful and wealthy shazdeh, or prince, Farmaian tells a fascinating tale of growing up in the 1930s in a Persian harem compound in Tehran. Breaking with Muslim tradition, she became an independent woman and found herself arrested as a counterrevolutionary. A dramtic window on Iran's journey through the twentieth century.

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Review: Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey from Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution

User Review  - Toni - Goodreads

A friend recommended this book to me, and I am glad that she did. Immediately this book intrigued me since I have family with Persian lineage. The book covers sixty years of Khanom Farman Farmaian ... Read full review

Review: Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey from Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution

User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

Amazing story of a Persian girl with a powerful father. Goes to US during WWII ! and is educated as a social worker at USC. Works at UN. Goes back to Iran to help people, founds a school of social ... Read full review

Contents

Bread and Salt
3
Stories from My Mothers Carpet
26
The American School
49
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