No. 576    |    7 March 2023



Oral History of State: Importance and Function

In the politics, state is considered as the main and concentrated apparatus of power, and most of authors use concepts of “state” and “government” in the same meaning. Regardless of various and fashionable definitions on this phenomenon, which is sometimes called bureaucracy, having a short review of the history shows that Iranian society identified the concept of state in the modern form from the middle of Qajar Period, and experienced the modern state through the Constitutional movement.

Oral History Workshop – 14

Introduction and appendices

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Memories of Morteza Alviri

In the first days of the victory of the revolution, the province of Kurdistan was in turmoil and there was a chaotic situation there. On behalf of the Peoples Mojahedin Organization of the Islamic Revolution, we have sent some people to Kurdistan to investigate the situation. We also sent an armed group there to deal with the counter-revolution. Some were also sent to Kurdistan by Mr. Rafiqdoost.

Book Review

Khoun Migozasht

Khoun Migozasht is a fictional documentary of Haj Mohammad Agha Rasoulzadehs life, written by Hadi Lotfi. This biography covers a summary of the interviews done by the author with sixty people, documents review, and several hours of research. Rasoulzadeh is one of the famous fighters of the revolution in Kashan, who, after meeting Navvab Safavi, established the branch of Fadāeiyān-e Islam in Kashan. He has acted and played roles at any period.

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Da (Mother) 37

The Memoirs of Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni

Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni

Translated from the Persian with an Introduction by Paul Sprachman

Persian Version (2008)

Sooreh Mehr Publishing House

English Version (2014)

Mazda Publishers


I put these thoughts behind me and noticed numbers of people walking toward Mahshahr. This would be my first time there. Not knowing much about the city, I imagined it was not different from Abadan, because like Abadan it had a petrochemical complex and, of course, foreign forces had been stationed there.

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