Taylor & Francis India: Iranian Studies

  • Popular Iranian Cinema before the Revolution: Family and Nation in Filmfarsi book cover

    Popular Iranian Cinema before the Revolution

    Family and Nation in Filmfarsi, 1st Edition

    By Pedram Partovi

    Critics and academics have generally dismissed the commercial productions of the late Pahlavi era, best known for their songs and melodramatic plots, as shallow, derivative ‘entertainment’. Instead, they have concentrated on the more recent internationally acclaimed art films, claiming that these…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Persian Language, Literature and Culture: New Leaves, Fresh Looks book cover

    Persian Language, Literature and Culture

    New Leaves, Fresh Looks, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kamran Talattof

    Critical approaches to the study of topics related to Persian literature and Iranian culture have evolved in recent decades. The essays included in this volume collectively demonstrate the most recent creative approaches to the study of the Persian language, literature, and culture, and the way…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Sufi Political Thought book cover

    Sufi Political Thought

    1st Edition

    By Milad Milani

    Sufism is generally perceived as being spiritually focused and about the development of the self. However, Sufi orders have been involved historically as important civic and political actors in the Muslim world, having participated extensively in inter-faith dialogue and political challenges to…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The True Dream: Indictment of the Shiite clerics of Isfahan, an English translation with facing Persian text book cover

    The True Dream

    Indictment of the Shiite clerics of Isfahan, an English translation with facing Persian text, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Sen McGlinn

    The True Dream is a Persian satirical drama set in Isfahan in the lead up to Iran’s Constitutional Revolution of 1905-11. Although its three authors hail from the clerical class, they criticize the arrogance, corruption and secularity of the Iranian ruling dynasty and clergy, taking Isfahan as…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Daeva Cult in the Gathas: An Ideological Archaeology of Zoroastrianism book cover

    The Daeva Cult in the Gathas

    An Ideological Archaeology of Zoroastrianism, 1st Edition

    By Amir Ahmadi

    Addressing the question of the origins of the Zoroastrian religion, this book argues that the intransigent opposition to the cult of the daēvas, the ancient Indo-Iranian gods, is the root of the development of the two central doctrines of Zoroastrianism: cosmic dualism and eschatology (fate of the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction: Who Writes Iran? book cover

    Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction

    Who Writes Iran?, 1st Edition

    By Mohammad Khorrami

    The main focus of Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction is to identify components and elements which define Persian modernist fiction, placing an emphasis on literary concepts and devices which provide the dynamics of the evolutionary trajectory of this modernism.  The question of ‘…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Iran and the Nuclear Question: History and Evolutionary Trajectory book cover

    Iran and the Nuclear Question

    History and Evolutionary Trajectory, 1st Edition

    By Mohammad Homayounvash

    Spanning over a period of more than five decades since its inception, Iran’s nuclear programme is the most protracted civilian nuclear program in the world and one of the most politicized projects in Iran’s history.'Iran and the Nuclear Question' offers a historiographical portrait of Iran’s early…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam: Qur'an, Exegesis, Messianism and the Literary Origins of the Babi Religion book cover

    Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam

    Qur'an, Exegesis, Messianism and the Literary Origins of the Babi Religion, 1st Edition

    By Todd Lawson

    Of the several works on the rise and development of the Babi movement, especially those dealing with the life and work of its founder, Sayyid Ali Muhammad Shirazi, few deal directly with the compelling and complex web of mysticism, theology and philosophy found in his earliest compositions. This…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Persian Authorship and Canonicity in Late Mughal Delhi: Building an Ark book cover

    Persian Authorship and Canonicity in Late Mughal Delhi

    Building an Ark, 1st Edition

    By Prashant Keshavmurthy

    Writing in the eighteenth century, the Persian-language litterateurs of late Mughal Delhi were aware that they could no longer take for granted the relations of Persian with Islamic imperial power, relations that had enabled Persian literary life to flourish in India since the tenth century…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Kirman and the Qajar Empire: Local Dimensions of Modernity in Iran, 1794-1914 book cover

    Kirman and the Qajar Empire

    Local Dimensions of Modernity in Iran, 1794-1914, 1st Edition

    By James Gustafson

    Despite its apparently peripheral location in the Qajar Empire, Kirman was frequently found at the centre of developments reshaping Iran in the 19th century. Over the Qajar period the region saw significant changes, as competition between Kirmani families rapidly developed commercial cotton and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Shi'i Theology in Iran: The Challenge of Religious Experience book cover

    Shi'i Theology in Iran

    The Challenge of Religious Experience, 1st Edition

    By Ori Goldberg

    Taking a theologically oriented method for engaging with historical and cultural phenomena, this book explores the challenge, offered by revolutionary Shi’i theology in Iran, to Western conventions on theology, revolution and religion’s role in the creation of identity.Offering a stringent critique…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Thousand and One Borders of Iran: Travel and Identity book cover

    The Thousand and One Borders of Iran

    Travel and Identity, 1st Edition

    By Fariba Adelkhah

    A country marked by controversy, Iran’s social, cultural and political dynamics are too often reduced to a few misleading clichés. Islamism is widely considered to shape all social relations in Iranian society and, while Iranian society is indeed Islamic, this term’s multiple meanings in everyday…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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