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Interview with Ebtehaj-Samii, Nayyereh

Family and educational background; early interest in women’s rights; reaction of Iranian women to Reza Shah’s campaign against veiling; formation of women’s rights groups and their impact on government policy-making; political enfranchisement of women in 1963; participation in elections to the Majles; structure and mode of operation of Iran Novin Party; reminiscences of Amir Abbas Hoveyda; workings of the Majles; government’s position on women’s rights; Hoveyda’s views on the Rastakhiz Party; on the roots of the Revolution of 1978-79.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


Nayereh-Ebtehaj-Samii-APt-I Nayereh-Ebtehaj-Samii-English


34pp. + summary + biographical note + index + photograph

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