From Palace to Prison: Inside the Iranian Revolution

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I.B.Tauris, Dec 31, 1999 - 392 pages
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In the first half of this book Naraghi, a prominent Iranian sociologist, engagingly recounts his long conversations with the Shah in the weeks before the revolution. Here is the Shah at bay, a man overtaken by events and unbelievably naive about the causes of the popular agitation against him. Naraghi provides an unparalleled picture of the revolutionary events as seen through the eyes of those at the very centre of power.; In the second half of the book the author recalls his 33-month experience in prison - the first testimony to come from a survivor of the Islamic Republic's jails. In a rich, intensely human portrait of his fellow prisoners and his jailers, Naraghi powerfully reconstructs his prison world as a microcosm of the political earthquake that engulfed Iran.
 

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FROM PALACE TO PRISON: Inside the Iranian Revolution

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Eight conversations between the author and Mohammad Reza—Shah of Iran until 1979— as well as a record of life in an Iranian prison under the Ayatollah's regime. On September 23, 1978, Naraghi, a ... Read full review

FROM PALACE TO PRISON

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This highly readable book is written from the perspective of an Iranian intellectual who observed the Shah's behavior firsthand during the last months of the Pahlavi monarchy. The first part of the ... Read full review

Contents

Preface vii
3
From Persepolis to JeanPaul Sartre
23
Between Wife and Sister
57
Flowers on the Carpet
71
Dont Fire on the Crowd
85
Even Judges 1
101
The Impossible Renunciation 12 I
121
What Is Happening in Guadeloupe?
135
Part Two PRISON
149
The Corridor of Fear
197
Chronology
271
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