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  - Jennie - Goodreads

Spectacular book that puts into perspective what it was like for a member of the upper class to see her beloved country torn to shreds by the revolution that deposed the Shah and erected the Ayatollah Khomeini to power, reversing years of progress for people in general and women in particular. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jennifer Jacobs - Goodreads

A wonderful book! No other words can describe the book other than those!It's a very beautifully written book by a lady from a very high ranking family of Iran!What makes this book so special is how ... Read full review

Contents

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

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