Sattareh Farman-Farmaian

Sattareh Farman-Farmaian was an Iranian social worker and author, known for her work in social welfare and her memoir 'Daughter of Persia' which provides a detailed account of her life and the socio-political changes in Iran.


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  1. 1. Daughter Of Persia: A Woman's Journey From Her Father's Harem Through The Islamic Revolution

    This memoir recounts the extraordinary life of a woman born into a privileged family in early 20th-century Iran, who witnessed the dramatic shifts of her country's social and political landscape. Growing up in a polygamous household, she broke with tradition to pursue an education abroad, later returning to Iran to become a pioneering advocate for social reform and women's rights. Her story spans the rise and fall of the Pahlavi dynasty, the advent of the Islamic Revolution, and her subsequent exile, offering a personal lens on Iran's complex history and the role of women within it. Through her journey, she embodies the struggles and resilience of a nation in the face of modernity and change.

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