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Interview with Matini, Jalal

Family background and childhood; recollections of education at Tehran University; political trends among the youth at the time; teaching career at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad; intellectual and political climate of the University; on Iran’s higher education system, and the planning for its further development; recollections of Ali Shari`ati, the issues surrounding his employment at Ferdowsi University, local government authorities’ support of Shari`ati against the University, and Shari`ati’s record as a teacher at the University; recollections of the various governors of Khorasan; relations between the University and the various social strata in Mashhad; memories of the revolutionary upheaval; relations between Ferdowsi University and the countries neighboring Iran.

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Part 3

Part 4


Jalal-Matini-APt-I Jalal-Matini-English


38pp. + summary + biographical note + index + photograph

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