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

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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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DAUGHTER OF PERSIA: A Woman's Journey from her Father's Harem through the Islamic Revolution

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An exotic, absorbing, rather odd life saga played out against the volatile politics of Iran. ``Dispossessed of her Persian heritage,'' Farmaian (b. 1921) fondly recalls her harem childhood as the 15th ... Read full review

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In this poignant autobiography, Farman Farmaian brings Persian history and culture alive. Born in 1921 into the powerful, aristocratic Qajar family, her life spans nearly a century of tremendous ... Read full review


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Sattareh Farman Farmaian immigrated to the United States in 1979. She lives in Los Angeles. Dona Munker is a writer, editor, and teacher. She lives in New York.

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