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Interview with Bahar, Habib

Family background; on the political activities of the Bahar family; recollections of Reza Shah’s relations with his subordinates; employment with the Point IV Program in Khorasan; on Khorasan Governors Ahmad Mehran and General Sadeq Amir Azizi; on the state of rural development in Iran; balance-sheet of the land reform program; on the religious establishment and land reform; causes of the events of 1963-64; recollections of Ali Shari`ati, Mas`ud Rajavi and Taher Ahmadzadeh; conversations with Shari`ati and Mas`ud Rajavi; on the functioning of the Majles; recollections of Mozaffar Baqa’i-Kermani; memories of meeting with General Gholam Reza Azhari following his premiership; on General Abbas Qarabaghi and Jamshid Amuzegar; reactions in the Majles to the Revolution; personal experiences with the politics of the Revolution in Mashhad; Majles’ review of SAVAK in 1978; on the causes of the Revolution; meeting with the Shah prior to the monarch’s departure from Iran in 1979; on Ayatollah Ali Khamene’i, Shaykh Ali Tehrani and Ayatollah Va`ez-e Tabasi.

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59pp. + summary + biographical note + index + photograph

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