A Review of Printing History and Printing-houses in Iran

The demand for information is one of the essential necessities of social life and no one can ignore the importance of the press, particularly newspapers and papers in this regard.

In Chase and Escape (4)

Armen and Avanesian: Seyyed Mohammad Mehdi Jafari has devoted a separate chapter of his book, Abreast with Freedom, to Shariati and says Bazargan considered Shariati as his son, having repeatedly heard from him that "Bazargan is our last hope".

The Oldest Type of History

"History is a complicated knowledge that has to pass uneven and indirect routes in order to achieve a respective truth and we know how differently it has been found out through centuries.

In Chase and Escape (3)

Serge Barseghian: In 1967, Seyyed Mohammad Mehdi Jafari was freed from Ghasr Prison and stayed in Tehran. He then contacted the Mojahedin Kahlgh Organization April next year through Torab (Morteza) Haghshenas. Albeit the organization was then known as the Liberation Organization and conceivably Ayatollah Taleghani endorsed it as Iran's Mojahedin Khalgh Organization (MEK) among a number of proposed titles.

Basijis (Volunteer Soldiers) of Yesterday, Authors of Today

This note was supposed to be a review on No Title Yet, which is a volume of short stories by Ahmad Gholāmi; however, it turned out to be a restatement of more general issues regarding the literature of defense or the representation of Iran-Iraq War in our literature and its fate.

In Chase and Escape (2)

Serge Barseghian: "We were in the Ghasr Prison from the beginning of Nowruz (Persian new year, mid-March) to October 27. [Then,] from October 29 to January 7, I was in the Borazjan Fort. On January 9, I was taken to Yazd Prison and I'm still here," reads the last page of Dr Seyyed Mohammad Mehdi Jafari's personal Bank Melli diary written in the last day of 1344 (March 20, 1966).

The Consequences of World War II in Kerman

With Iran's occupation by the British and Russian forces and disruption of situation in the army as well as the release of prisoners, the effects of insecurity had spread everywhere especially in the roads in addition to famine and livelihood difficulties.

In Chase and Escape (1)

Armen and Avanesian: The Congress of the Islamic Associations of Iranian Students and Teachers in Karaj in September 1962 had four clergy guests: Ayatollah Jazayeri representing Ayatollah Milani, Ayatollah Taleqani, Allameh Tabatabaee, and Ayatollah Motahari.

Understanding History

I only travelled with the late Iraj Afshār once; we stayed in Leiden in Netherlands. I have a memoir of him from that trip which is of relevance to my topic of discussion. We were in Leiden for a seminar, and we were out for lunch at a restaurant.

Ayatollah Saeedi in Ezat Shahi’s Memories

10 June 2011, is 41st anniversary of Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Reza Saeedi's martyrdom in Pahlavi’s torture chambers.


A memory from Asadollah Tajrishi
At the beginning of my arrival in Evin Prison, I was taken to solitary confinement as always and after a few days, I was transferred to the public cell. The public cells had been located in two floors. The arrangement of these cells in the cells of 1355 and 1356 was such that on the lower floor, there was a ward ...
Part of memoirs of Mamoosta Molla Qader Qaderi, Paveh’s Friday Prayer Leader

The trip of Ahmad Moftizadeh & Mamoosta Sheikh Jalal Hosseini to Paveh

After the victory of the Islamic revolution, the people of Oramanat area and the Sunni people of Kermanshah Province, unlike most cities in northern Kurdistan were alongside the Islamic Republic system ...

“Internal Reaction” published

Apart from the student activities and massive demonstrations in the years 1352 to 1354 (1973-1975), another part of my activities was the books I was writing myself. Of course, before they turned into books, I used to lend them in the form of nameless pamphlets in university libraries. Many harmful writings or books were taken to the mountains or transferred to other universities, sometimes even abroad.

Loss of Memory in Pahlavi Prisons

In total, [I was in prison] about 6 years in two arrests. For the first time after several years, a soldier arranged my escape. I do not know why! Maybe he was one of the influential elements of Islamic groups. They took me to the hospital for the treatment of my hand, which was broken due to the callousness of an officer.