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Interview with Behnam, Vida N.

Recollections of childhood, school years and growing up in Tehran; on the political atmosphere of Tehran University in the early 1960s; on the traditional constraints affecting communication between boys and girls; recollection of experiences as director of a research group at Tehran University; on the results of research on divorced women in Tehran; joining the Central Council of WOI; projects brought before the Council: hejab, child care, etc.; on the behavior of Tehran University women students in the Revolution; Tehran University during the months after the Revolution; reasons for leaving Iran to live in exile in Paris.

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