The Poets and the Assassin

The Poets and the Assassin The story of Iranian women including their century old battle for rights remains with the few exceptions untold Though they have been in the forefront of the national struggle for independence lib

  • Title: The Poets and the Assassin
  • Author: Reza Jalali
  • ISBN: 9781312906754
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback
  • The story of Iranian women, including their century old battle for rights, remains with the few exceptions, untold Though they have been in the forefront of the national struggle for independence, liberty and democracy in Iran, and have been among the most educated and most independent women in the Middle East they entered universities in 1936 and gained the right to voteThe story of Iranian women, including their century old battle for rights, remains with the few exceptions, untold Though they have been in the forefront of the national struggle for independence, liberty and democracy in Iran, and have been among the most educated and most independent women in the Middle East they entered universities in 1936 and gained the right to vote in 1963 to those in the West, their lives stay, for most part, in purdah, hidden and veiled in mystery Ironically, their tale is one of courage, resistance, sacrifice, and survival in an intensely traditional and patriarchal society, for unlike some of their sisters, in countries near and far, they have actively participated in the public sphere to protest, ask for rights, and demand equality A myth buster, the play helps us see them for who they are fearless shir zan, fighting oppression and tyranny a battle that can be ours, as well.

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