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Avery, Peter

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
Shusha Assar Guppy
Place
Cambridge, England
Date
February 9 and 10, 1985
Condition
Open
Language
English
Content
161pp. + biographical note + index
Interviewee Details
Professor at Cambridge University.
Abstract
Educational background; employment at the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company; relations between AIOC and the Iranian government; Iranian intellectuals in the 1940s; recollections of Sadeq Hedayat, Sadeq Chubak, Bozorg Alavi and Seyyed Sadeq Goharin; on the Tudeh Party and its influence in the 1950s; meetings with Seyyed Ziyaoddin Tabataba'i, General Teymur Bakhtiyar, Mozaffar Baqa'i-Kermani and Hosein Makki; on the leadership of the National Front; on the events of 1953 and the premiership of General Fazlollah Zahedi; on Mojtaba Minovi and Parviz Natel Khanlari; recollections of Abol-Hasan Ebtehaj, General Vali Mohammad Qarane'i, Amir Abbas Hoveyda, Jamshid Amuzegar, Ali Amini and Amir Asadollah Alam; on the White Revolution and the celebrations for the 2500 years of Iranian monarchy; on the role of religion in politics; on contemporary Iranian literature; on social change in Iran during the Pahlavi period.

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