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THE LAST SHAH OF IRAN

The first demonstrations against the political system of the Imperial State of Iran started in October 1977. In the beginning, a few peaceful and not very crowded events were brutally ended by the royal guards. People got angry and peaceful events were developed into a campaign of civil resistance with[…]

THE MUSIC OF IRAN

The traditional music of Persia and now modern Iran has always been a kind of message, from the musician to their audience. It comes from deep within and often relays tales of the past and epic deeds that have been done. The music is also deeply intertwined in the culture[…]

PERSIAN FOOD CULTURE

Many people are not aware that Iran actually produces and exports large amounts of caviar. It is not widely eaten around the country and is enjoyed more as a delicacy abroad, but it just shows the diversity of Iranian cuisine. Most of the food enjoyed in the restaurants and homes[…]

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN IRAN

Persia and in particular Iran is steeped in history and tradition, so much so that UNESCO have listed no less than ten sites in Iran that they have labeled as World Heritage sites. For a westerner it is a little difficult in these present times to be allowed into the[…]

TRADITIONAL PERSIAN DRESS STYLES

Most people of Iran are Persians, but there are many other ethnic groups that make up a varied and interesting population. Each of the groups have their own distinct cultures, they have different traditions to one another, their own languages, clothes and cuisine. The differences between the ethnic groups are[…]

MODERN FILMMAKING IN IRAN

Iran does not have a reputation as one of the great filmmaking nations of the world. But a great part of this is due to the fact that information about its internal activities is reluctantly released from Iran. This

GIRL’S EDUCATION IN IRAN

Iran was one of the first countries in Middle East who allowed women to get higher education; but since then, a lot of things have changed because of the events of 9/11. Somehow, this aspiration to educate was seen as a threat to the political power in the country. Repression[…]

THE RICH CULTURE OF IRAN – PART 2

We continue our epic journey to find out all about the rich culture of Persia and in particular Iran. The nation of Iran is one of the oldest civilizations in the world that has been continually living since it was formed. The first urban cultures that were the forefathers of[…]

THE RICH CULTURE OF IRAN – PART 1

Persia evokes thoughts of rich traditions and ancient culture, and the term Persian is often used to describe a larger sphere of cultural matters that pertain to Iran and its civilization. Persian often includes peoples from Iraq, Pakistan, northern India, the Gulf region and central Asia. Iranians and Iranian culture[…]

CONTEMPORARY PERSIAN WOMEN ARTISTS – PART 2

Continuing our blog to discover the best contemporary Persian artists that are producing outstanding art today, we focus our attention on four women who are rocking the art world: Hadieh Shafie, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Farideh Lashai, and Mona Hakimi-Schuler. Hadieh Shafie Hadieh Shafie is based in New York and produces[…]