Tapestries Of The Heart

Author: Nooshie Motaref
ISBN: 9781909477575
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This award winning novel portrays four generations of Persian women over a span of one hundred years. It depicts the effects of religion and politics-ever changing in Iranian society. Tapestries stands out as a true representation of the cycle of life. The destinies of these characters are interwoven with many threads and the events and consequences throughout have a major impact on their lives. Throughout the generations, these women lived, loved, and fought for what they believed in. Though it was a struggle, they battled and endured when the odds were almost completely against them.


Author: Nooshie Motaref
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1257095307
Size: 69.18 MB
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"This novel takes you to the land of roses and nightingales, where the larger threads of Iranian history entwine with the characters' lives... The resulting tapestry intertwines four generations: Mitra; her mother, Iran; her grandmother, Shirin; and her great-grandmother, Zahra. Each chapter follows the daily lives of these women, illustrating how they were pulled between their religion, Islam, and the modernization dictated to them by their kings. Today, many children of Persia are scattered all around the globe. Even so, they keep her close to their hearts and year for a day when Persia will regain her past glory"--p. 4 of cover.

Persian Fire

Author: Tom Holland
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307386988
Size: 78.94 MB
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A "fresh...thrilling" (The Guardian) account of the Graeco-Persian Wars. In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece. The story of how their citizens took on the Great King of Persia, and thereby saved not only themselves but Western civilization as well, is as heart-stopping and fateful as any episode in history. Tom Holland’s brilliant study of these critical Persian Wars skillfully examines a conflict of critical importance to both ancient and modern history.

The Strangling Of Persia

Author: W. Shuster
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 144748603X
Size: 39.24 MB
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This early work on Persian history is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains a personal narrative of the late Treasurer General of Persia and his firsthand account of America’s involvement in the shaping of modern day Iran. This is a fascinating work and thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in Iranian history. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Persians

Author: Homa Katouzian
ISBN: 9780300169324
Size: 16.29 MB
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In recent years, Iran has gained attention mostly for negative reasons--for its authoritarian religious government, disputed nuclear programme, and controversial role in the Middle East--but there is much more to the story of this ancient land than can be gleaned from the news. This ... history of Iran ... covers the entire history of the area from the foundation of the ancient Persian Empire to today's Iranian state. Writing from an Iranian rather than a European perspective, Katouzian integrates the significant cultural and literary history of Iran with its political and social history. Some of the greatest poets of human history wrote in Persian--among them Rumi, Omar Khayyam, and Saadi--and Katouzian discusses and occasionally quotes their work.... Katouzian argues that the absolute and arbitrary power traditionally enjoyed by Persian/Iranian rulers has resulted in an unstable society where fear and short-term thinking dominate.

Bottom Of The Pot

Author: Naz Deravian
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250190762
Size: 35.24 MB
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Like Madhur Jaffrey and Marcella Hazan before her, Naz Deravian will introduce the pleasures and secrets of her mother culture's cooking to a broad audience that has no idea what it's been missing. America will not only fall in love with Persian cooking, it'll fall in love with Naz.” - Samin Nosrat, author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: The Four Elements of Good Cooking Naz Deravian lays out the multi-hued canvas of a Persian meal, with 100+ recipes adapted to an American home kitchen and interspersed with Naz's celebrated essays exploring the idea of home. At eight years old, Naz Deravian left Iran with her family during the height of the 1979 Iranian Revolution and hostage crisis. Over the following ten years, they emigrated from Iran to Rome to Vancouver, carrying with them books of Persian poetry, tiny jars of saffron threads, and always, the knowledge that home can be found in a simple, perfect pot of rice. As they traverse the world in search of a place to land, Naz's family finds comfort and familiarity in pots of hearty aash, steaming pomegranate and walnut chicken, and of course, tahdig: the crispy, golden jewels of rice that form a crust at the bottom of the pot. The best part, saved for last. In BOTTOM OF THE POT, Naz, now an award-winning writer and passionate home cook based in LA, opens up to us a world of fragrant rose petals and tart dried limes, music and poetry, and the bittersweet twin pulls of assimilation and nostalgia. In over 100 recipes, Naz introduces us to Persian food made from a global perspective, at home in an American kitchen.

Cry Of The Peacock

Author: Gina B. Nahai
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743403371
Size: 37.77 MB
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A recreation of two hundred years of history of the Persian Jews follows four generations of Iranian Jews and their struggle for peace and freedom in the face of poverty, prejudice, war, and revolution, in a new paperback edition of the debut novel by the best-selling author of Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith. Reprint.

Land Of Roses And Nightingales

Publisher: A3d Impressions
ISBN: 9781732067714
Size: 80.30 MB
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These are stories of a journey much like a magic carpet ride - a Persian girl's odysseys through time and space. She steps out of a dream, an embodiment of a hero and battles evil forces or solves riddles by using her wits and strengths. She serves for the good of others, consequently, in the process, she metamorphoses to a mature woman.

The Woman Who Read Too Much

Author: Bahiyyih Nakhjavani
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804794294
Size: 55.22 MB
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Gossip was rife in the capital about the poetess of Qazvin. Some claimed she had been arrested for masterminding the murder of the grand Mullah, her uncle. Others echoed her words, and passed her poems from hand to hand. Everyone spoke of her beauty, and her dazzling intelligence. But most alarming to the Shah and the court was how the poetess could read. As her warnings and predictions became prophecies fulfilled, about the assassination of the Shah, the hanging of the Mayor, and the murder of the Grand Vazir, many wondered whether she was not only reading history but writing it as well. Was she herself guilty of the crimes she was foretelling? Set in the world of the Qajar monarchs, mayors, ministers, and mullahs, this book explores the dangerous and at the same time luminous legacy left by a remarkable person. Bahiyyih Nakhjavani offers a gripping tale that is at once a compelling history of a pioneering woman, a story of nineteenth century Iran told from the street level up, and a work that is universally relevant to our times.


Author: Voltaire
Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
Size: 23.62 MB
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On the surface a witty, bantering tale of advneture (or misadventure), Candide is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the philosophical optimism which proclaims that nation-wide disasters and individual suffering are both just part of a cosmic plan which is essentially good. Voltaire was not prepared to excuse the world's evil quite so easily, now would he encourage man to accept evil as fate without trying to prevent it or fight it. Candide is the story of a man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, tries desperately to cling to his optimism.