My dissertation is titled "'A Robin Redbreast' in an 'Iron Cage': Revisiting the Intellectual Movement of Dissent in Iran between the 1953 Coup and the 1979 Islamic Revolution." Download abstract and introduction of my dissertation Abstract In the wake of the 1953 CIA-backed coup d’état in Iran and the toppling of the democratically elected government … Continue reading Dissertation

Forough Farrokhzad’s Love Letter to Ebrahim Golestan

Farzaneh Milani recently published previously unpublished letters from Forough Farrokhzad, the celebrated Iranian poetess, to her partner, Ebrahim Golestan. I translated this paragraph, which I found absolutely breathtaking: آخ، قربانت بروم. دلم با تو در اطاق خودم بودن را می‌خواهد. آن بعدازظهرهای گرم بیهوش‌کننده و آن خواب‌های تابستانی و آن عریان سراپای ترا چسبیده به … Continue reading Forough Farrokhzad’s Love Letter to Ebrahim Golestan