Yeganegi Saharokh, Farangis
Oral History Interview
Los Angeles, California
November 24, 1983
49pp. + summary + biographical note + index
Women's Rights Advocate and Leader in the Zoroastrian Community; Founder and Director of the Handicrafts of Iran Organization; Assistant Secretary General of Women's Organization of Iran (WOI).
Recollections of childhood and upbringing in a Zoroastrian family; on the status of minorities in Iran and its evolution; recollections of activities of the High Council of Women's Organization of Iran; recollection of early cooperation with the Women's Organization of Iran (WOI); on General Haji Ali Razmara's efforts to involve women in governmental affairs; organization and mode of activity of various women's groups; recollections of women's activism for enfranchisement and the Alam government's reaction; Princess Ashraf's role in women's affairs; on the events of 1963-64; on the formation and activities of the Handicrafts of Iran Organization and its impact on rural life in Iran.